A recall has been issued for the St John Ambulance Australia Tiny Tots First Aid Kit due to injury risk.

The small first aid kit with first aid supplies to assist a consumer treat a minor first aid incident has been recalled. The kit includes a thermometer which is the subject of the recall.

The battery compartment may not be adequately secured allowing possible access to the button battery if the product is dropped on a hard surface.


If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

If you use or have a St John Ambulance Tiny Tots First Aid Kit, remove the electronic thermometer and discard it. You can contact St John Ambulance for a free replacement electronic thermometer by phoning 1300 956 625.

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  • A little one probably thinks it is a toy too. I understand why it has the top it does as it probably encourage little ones to allow you to use it without a fuss


  • Glad they are replacing the thermometer – I just hope this recall is seen by those that purchased the kit.


  • Great advice!


  • Yes it must be an embarrassment for St. John Ambulance. At least they acknowledged the fault.


  • Thanks for the post – bet St John Ambulance has a red face over this one.


  • Thanks for the heads up


  • A worry about the battery problem but glad they are replacing them. Just hope that everything is ok this time. I use the good old fashion thermometer that does not need batteries..


  • Scary to think they can be accessed. Glad it’s recalled


  • Oh dear! That isn’t good at all! Those batteries are so dangerous, I hope there is no injury from them!


  • Those kind of batteries are so dangerous when little ones swallow them. Luckily they are checking on this product.


  • How the hell were these released without a proper fastener for the battery compartment???


  • There are so many recalls on baby and childrens products at the moment.

    • I am thankful for the recall notices; even though they are alarming.


  • Well, that’s kind of ironic, coming from St John.


  • Better be safe than sorry with these small batteries!


  • I hope everyone who bought one of these thermometers finds out about the recall.


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