Woolworths is recalling their Halloween Ghost and Pumpkin LED Spinning Wands. The toy may crack open exposing the button cell batteries, which could cause serious injury if swallowed.
Woolworths takes product safety seriously and have advised customers of a product recall on the following product:
Halloween Spinning Wand
Description: 478661 Halloween Ghost and Pumpkin LED Spinning Wands
This product has been sold in Woolworths and Safeway supermarkets nationally from 28 September 2016 to 18 October 2016.
Defect: Product may crack open when dropped eposing the button cell batteries.
Hazard: Ingestion of button cell batteries by young children can cause internal burns which may lead to serious injuries or death.
Action required: Customers should immediately cease using the product and return it to any Woolworths or Safeway supermarkets for a full refund.
Woolworths apologises to their customers for any inconvenience caused by this recall and if further information is required about the recall they are invited to call our
Toll-free Customer Service number: 1800 103 515
Just last week we shared a story of a father has been left heartbroken after an inquest into the death of his two-year-old daughter found a corroded battery was cause of death.
If you suspect a child has swallowed a button battery, immediately call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 or go to a hospital emergency room. Do not let the child eat or drink, and do not induce vomiting.
In the video below, CHOICE conducted a test to simulate the devastating consequences of a child accidentally ingesting a button battery.
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