Elastic luggage straps are elastic straps or cords with a hook, buckle or other fastening device at each end. These products are designed for securing luggage or other objects.
Elastic luggage straps can be dangerous products if used inappropriately. The most commonly reported injuries from elastic luggage straps occur to the eyes. These injuries can happen in situations where the strap is stretched beyond its capacity causing it to unhook and spring back at the user at high speed. To minimise this risk, there is a mandatory standard for these products in Australia.