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SAFETY ALERT: Recall on Sleepwear and Teething Toys That Can Choke or Burn Tots

Baby teething toys and sleeping bags that can choke your little ones and dressing gowns that can catch fire. It’s a busy time for safety recalls on children’s products!

The ACCC has recalled a stack of children’s items from big name retailers and brands in recent weeks.

They include a Cotton On Kids baby sleeping bag, a Marks and Spencer girl’s dressing gown and two teething toys.

Teething Toy Choking Hazard

The Oli & Carol Dalmatian Teether and the Veronica Shnoudi’s Ice cream Silicone Baby Teether, are both being recalled because they’re too small for babies and toddlers.

The ACCC says both toys don’t meet Australian toy safety standards and can get stuck in a child’s throat, causing a choking or suffocation hazard.

Olli & Ella dalmatian teething toy recall and Ice cream teething toy recall

The Oli & Carol Dalmatian Teether was sold from a number of boutique toy shops and baby stores nationally from 1 February 2016 to 31 October 2017. The Ice cream Silicone Baby Teether, from supplier Veronica Shnoudi, was also sold nationally from 1 October 2017 – 14 November 2017.

The ACCC says not to give babies the teethers. Instead, return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Cotton On Kids Baby Summer Bundler Sleeping Bag

It’s a similar story for the Cotton On Kids, Baby Summer Bundler Sleeping Bag, sold between 1 October 2017 – 8 December 2017. The recall is because the shoulder press studs can detach from the fabric during use and potentially choke a child.

Cotton On Kids, Baby Summer Bundler Sleeping Bag recall

The ACCC advises: “If the press studs detach they may present a choking hazard for children under 3 years of age.”

Consumers should stop using the bags. They can return them to any Cotton On Kids or Cotton On Mega Store for a refund.

If you purchased this pink children’s dressing gown on the Marks and Spencer website, then stop using it straight away. Customers should return it as it could pose a fire risk.

pink spot girl's dressing gown recall

According to the ACCC: “The product does not comply with the fire hazard labelling requirements of the mandatory standard.”

Contact Marks and Spencer for more information about the recall or to arrange a refund.

Unfortunately, these aren’t the only children’s products facing a recall this month. Product Safety Australia has also issued an urgent safety alert on three child and baby car seats, sold online in Australia.

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Originally from the UK, but now very much at home on the sunny NSW Central Coast, Sarah is mum to 18-month-old Freddy. When she's not writing, you'll find her at the beach, chasing Freddy at high speed, or drinking tea and eating cake whilst thinking about going to the gym.

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