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Popular Australian children’s furniture supplier Mocka has addressed growing concerns from parents who have discovered mould growing on their cot bases and mattresses.

It comes after parents shared images of their babies’ mouldy cots and mattresses, which had been purchased from Mocka. Sydney mum and baby sleep consultant Katie Williams shared her concerns on Instagram, revealing the extent of mould that had appeared on her daughter’s and son’s cots and mattresses.

“I changed my five-month-old baby girl’s sheets last night and was absolutely horrified at the black mould and spores I discovered on the base of her cot,” she wrote.

Mocka Mattress Mould

Mocka Cot Mould

“I changed the sheets just eight days ago and (to the naked eye) didn’t see anything. I am completely rattled by the fact that my baby has been breathing in the severe effects of the toxins caused by black mould. There is no mould anywhere else in the room aside from the cot. The mattress is a completely breathable @growbright so definitely wasn’t harbouring any humidity in that.

“I then checked my son’s cot as his is also from Mocka and saw that it had started growing on his too. Since talking about it, I have spoken to hundreds of parents that either has had this happen to their Mocka cot or know someone it has happened to.”

Mocka has released a statement, saying its products are designed and manufactured to meet all safety requirements and regulations.

“After recent extreme weather, we received information that some parents found mould appearing on the base of their cots and mattresses. We are very concerned about these reports and want to ensure our Mocka community is updated on the action we have taken and continue to take with regards to this issue.

“We immediately commissioned laboratory testing alongside a detailed investigation and are working with the relevant regulators to understand the factors that may have contributed to mould growth. We expect to have the results of this investigation soon. In the meantime, our priority is the safety of our customers and their children. We encourage any concerned parents to please contact Mocka’s dedicated Customer Support team.”

Mocka Cot Mould

Consumer watchdog the ACCC says it’s also investigating the mould claims, with parents urged to stop using the cots immediately if mould is discovered.

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  • They took their time to addres everything which is so unsual considering how dangerous the situation is

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  • This is shocking to see and so glad that someone sent out a message of what they found. I pleased to see that the company is doing all they can to find out what the cause is. Yes, definitely remove the affected items and inform the company but what do they suggest you do in the meantime? Are they going to give you another cot or are you meant to go out and buy a new one yourself? Not everyone can afford to do that. Hopefully the mould isn’t harmful to your child’s health but I wouldn’t be getting another one of the same.

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  • OMG this is so scary. Thank God someone noticed it and has shared their story.

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  • Never seen a cot with a solid base like that but how scary for the families thinking of the exposure for their little ones.

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  • scary . Too many cases for it to be a one off. Perhaps there is an issue with a batch of wood that that the manufacturers are using? Could they have been damp or not treated correctly? I hope this gets looked into. Awful PR for the company too.

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  • So dangerous. I much prefer slats so there is better airflow. Mould, especially black mould, is so toxic. With all the rain on the east coast it is not really all that surprising that something like this could happen.

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  • Have always had slats as a base in our cots and would thoroughly recommend slats for anyone thinking of buying a cot. A solid base would be prone to mould as there is nowhere for excess moisture to go.

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  • Ewww that’s so gross! That being said- how frequently are sheets being changed because that’s a lot!

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  • Oh my goodness!!! This is awful!!

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  • So glad I didn’t buy from thus company. Sounds so cheaply produced

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  • Gross! I hope they do indeed treat it with urgency.

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  • That’s no good. Hopefully they solve that problem soon.

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  • What cheap rubbish!
    They are making furniture worse and worse these days!
    Can’t trust anything anymore ????

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  • This is disgusting and incredibly scary! Not something you’d expect to see on a cot.

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  • This is horrifying. The poor families realising that their children had been exposed to this much mould.

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