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 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.
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.
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.
Marks and Spencer Spot Print Dressing Gown
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.
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.