If you’re a fan of Adidas swimwear, now’s the time to check your kiddies’ bather’s drawer.
The ACCC has issued a national recall of their popular swim wear products that are not up to the safety standards.
The recalled togs are part of the “Infinitex 3-Stripes” range which includes one-pieces, bikinis, long and short swimming trunks. All of the bathers have three stripes on each side which are sewn on at each end and glued in the middle.
The recall relates to all Adidas swimmers sold nationally between 1 July 2017 and 17 October 2018 with the label “Made in Tunisia”. You can check the exact batches that are being recalled on their Product Recall website.
What’s the issue?
The problem comes from the stripes which are not glued on properly. They can start to peel off during wear and tear, leaving them to dangle.
“If one or more of the stripes becomes detached and is not noticed, the swim wear may get caught on an object or either the child or another child may become entangled in the loop of the detached stripes.
If this occurs, depending on the circumstances, it might lead to injuries.” – ACCC
Although highly unlikely, you can never be too careful when it comes to water safety.
What should you do?
Consumers should return the affected products to any Adidas store or to authorised Adidas retailers where the product was purchased for a full refund. You can also contact Adidas directly for a product voucher.