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The ACCC have recalled a popular child’s toy due to concerns small parts may detach during use posing a potential choking hazard.

RECALL issued for Walking Novelty Pet Toy

What are the defects?

If pulled hard enough the button eyes on the product could become detached.

What are the hazards?

Small parts if detached from the product pose a potential choking hazard to young children.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For contact details of their nearest store consumers can go to http://reddot.com.au/store-locator(link is external).

Supplier: Red Dot

Where the product was sold: Western Australia

RECALL – Friction powered vehicles

Austwide Consumer Products recalls Kids Engineering Toy Vehicles Friction Powered. Small parts may be liberated and pose a potential choking or ingestion hazard for small children.

Product description

Four friction powered toy vehicles, shaped like cement trucks, dump trucks, digger trucks and tow trucks.

Item code TY4085

What are the defects?

Products do not comply with clauses 5.24.2 (drop test), 5.24.5 (torque test) and 5.24.6 (tension test) of Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003 — Consumer Product Safety Standard: Toys for children up to and including 36 months of age.

What are the hazards?

Small parts may be liberated and pose a potential choking or ingestion hazard for small children.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately remove the toy(s) from the child and return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a full refund.

Any enquires should be directed to the Product Safety & Compliance Manager, Austwide Consumers Pty Ltd on (08) 9455 3200 or by email to helen@austwide.com.au(link sends e-mail)

Supplier

Austwide Consumer Products Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Various discount variety stores

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Other current product recalls include:

BIG W recalls Contempo Heated Throw
The product may overheat during use – risk of fire and electric shock.

What are the defects?

The product may overheat during use. Risk of fire and electric shock.

What should consumers do?

Customers should immediately cease using the product and return it to any BIG W store for a full refund.

More details here.

A & W Hollier recalls Hershey’s Kitchens Premier White Chips, Hershey’s Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate with Almonds & Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘n’ Crème

Due to the potential presence of undeclared allergens (peanuts and tree nuts).

The Love Your Cub Silicone teether & bonus chain has been recalled in 4 designs- peace sign mint, peace sign blue, rainbow & ship’s wheel.

What are the defects?

The product does not comply with the requirements of the ban on baby dummy chains with unsafe decorations, Consumer Protection Notice No. 34 of 2011. The product exceeds the required length, and small parts are able to be detached. The chain should not be attached to teether.

What are the hazards?

If small parts detach during use, this poses a potential choking hazard.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the item & return item to place of purchase for full refund.

For those that do not have the slicone teether & pacifier clip in their possession, please inform love your cub or Unique Health Products (distributor) of reason. Contact sagegreig@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) (Love Your Cub) or Unique Health Products – 1800 787 904.

Supplier

Love your cub

Traders who sold this product

Selected health food and health product stores, chemists/pharmacies, independent grocery and organics stores and naturopathy centres.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

1 May 2017 – 8 June 2017
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For more details visit ACCC website.

Flashing rubber toy spiders with adhesive backing for sticking to windows and hard surfaces. If the backing of the spider is pulled away, the button battery can be released.  More details here.

Chibitronics Chibi Lights Starter Pack & Chibitronics Intro Pack

The toy contains batteries which can become accessible through normal use – risk of severe injury or death. Further details here.

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme chocolate block
Due to presence of an undeclared allergens (wheat/gluten) and possible presence of almonds. Sold at Aldi stores.

Consumers with a wheat or almond/tree nut allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Best Before dates 03/2018 and 05/2018
Batches 96E0913, 12S0911 and 12S0913

Further details here.

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  • wow this is such a big list and that is a little bit concerning actually. You would think that customer safety would be a priority here and that maybe the retailers should be paying a little more to the manufacturers to help ensure this. i know that everyone wants a bargain but there are real world costs and risks to achieve this!

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  • Thank you for bringing these to our attention. Re the electric throws weight in a spot the same issue can apply to electric blankets. I know somebody who placed a case on a bed and went out for awhile – the electric blanket was on – it overheated and caught fire.

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  • Thanks for posting this – it’s always good to know defective products and check that the kids don’t have any of them

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  • So many recalls. Makes you wonder how these products get out on the market

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  • Wow so many being recalled. Glad this information has been released and thankful to MoM for passing it on.

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  • thanks for sharing all these recalls, great to know where to get this info from

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  • Great community service to share the recalls. Keeps us all aware and updated. Thank you.

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  • Again I wonder how these products get onto shop shelves before being thoroughly tested.

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  • Thanks for sharing, good to know.

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  • Such a lot of recalls – it must be the July toy sales coming up!

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  • Oh, so many recalls lately. Better to spread this information as much as possible!

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  • Thanks for the recall notifications – so helpful.

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  • Always happy to learn of these important updates.

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  • Thanks for sharing. Important to know.

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  • Thanks for the update on these unsafe items.

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