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Popular Kmart Baby Chair Recalled Due to Choking Concerns

An activity chair sold at Kmart is being recalled due to not complying with the mandatory standards. The Anko Baby Activity Chair is a popular item for little ones, but if you do have this item at home, it’s best to return it for a full refund. 

Kmart Baby Chair Recalled – What to Know

The issue with the Anko Baby Activity Chair is that the material stitching around the elephant’s ear which secures the small plastic mirror may fail. This poses a choking or suffocation risk in young children leading to severe injury or death if they swallow the small plastic mirror. 

Because the chair is meant for infants, it’s so important that these small parts are 100% safe and, in this case, it’s not. 

Kmart baby chair recalled
Kmart has issued a recall for this Baby Activity Chair. Source: ACCC

What should consumers do?

ACCC has urged consumers to stop using the Kmart Baby Activity Chair immediately. You can return it to your nearest Kmart or K Hub store for a full refund.

For more information contact Kmart Customer Service on 1800 124 125, Monday to Friday between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm AEST or visit www.kmart.com.au.


Kmart Table Lamp Recall

There have been a few urgent recalls for Kmart products recently including the Marmo Table Lamps also sold at Kmart. 

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Source: Bigstock

There is a risk of serious injury or death from electric shock or electrocution due to the power cord potentially detaching where it meets the inline switch, exposing live wires. The lamps affected by this recall include: 

  • Key codes are either 42245209 or 42328384
  • Batch codes from 33/15 to 51/18
  • Sold between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019.

Check out the full recall here. 


Kmart and Big W Baby Shark Toy Recall

Another important recall to be aware of is the Zuru Robo Alive Baby Shark Bath Toy. These plastic toys are made for the bath or pool and will swim and sing.

However, the shark has a plastic fin on its back that is considered incredibly dangerous. To date, 12 children have suffered “impalement injuries, lacerations and puncture wounds” after falling or sitting on the fin. 

Recall Kmart Baby Shark Bath Toy
Source: Amazon

Zuru has recalled 7.5 million copies of the two different Baby Shark bath toys including:

  • 6.5 million full-size Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing Swim Bath Toys 
  • 1 million mini-size Robo Alive Junior Mini Baby Shark Swimming Bath Toys

The Bath Toy was sold at Kmart, Big W and Amazon. Read more about the recall here. 


Additional toy hazards to be aware of

In most instances, when a toy poses a safety threat, it will be recalled. The ACCC is responsible for issuing recalls and is really good at keeping the public informed of product safety alerts.

However, there are instances when there isn’t an official recall even though a product has been proven to be dangerous.  

Earlier this year two mums in our Mum Central community witnessed their children become injured while playing with two popular Kmart toys. 

Racquelle’s infant son was playing with the Kmart Sensory Cube when the fabric rope got stuck around her seven-month-old son’s neck. Racquelle contacted the store and received a voucher but is still waiting for an official reply from Kmart. You can read her full story here. 

Kmart sensory toy danger
Source: Kmart

Jessie’s two daughters were playing in the bath with a glitter-filled Sensory Shaker ($9.00) from Kmart when the fidget toy opened and leaked all over the girls. They experienced acid burns on their stomachs and legs. You can read her warning here. 

Kmart fidget toy causes acid burns to toddler
Source: Today

Never miss a product recall again

At Mum Central, we know how important it is to stay on top of product health and safety concerns. This is why we try to alert our readers when a product fails to comply with safety standards.

Please have a read through our product safety recalls for other products that have recently been recalled including bikes, cots, bassinets, prams and more.

You can follow Mum Central on Facebook or sign up for our weekly email updates (signup box on the right just above) to stay up to date on all product recalls and of course, check back to our website for regular updates!

 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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