The latest recalls from Product Safety Australia will have you headed straight to the nursery and the toy box. The Stokke Steps Bouncer Greige and the Kaleidoscope Make Your Own Glow Bugs kit have both being recalled.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. And, as inconvenient as it is, it’s always wise to check if your buys are affected by a product recall. Especially when the safety of our littlies is concerned.

And don’t forget to check the products you’ve bought and put away for later. (Organised Christmas shoppers and pregnant mamas, we’re looking at you!).


Stokke Steps Bouncer Greige recall

The Stokke Steps Bouncer Greige can be used as a free-standing bouncer or as an accessory to a high chair, which converts the high chair into an infant reclined seating accessory.

The bouncer affected was sold by Baby Bunting throughout all Australian states, as well as online, between 1 May 2018 and 29 June 2019.

What’s the problem?

The Stokke Steps Bouncer might not be properly attaching to the Stokke Steps high chair, even though the locking indicator turns green. If weight is applied to the back of the high chair (i.e. someone leans on it or a sibling hangs off of it) it may cause the product to detach from the high chair, potentially causing injuries.

This defect only occurs when the Stokke Steps High Chair and the Stokke Steps Bouncer are used together.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should stop using the combination of Stokke Steps Chair and Bouncer immediately. Visit Stokke to check whether your Steps Bouncer Greige is affected.

If your Steps Bouncer Greige is verified as affected, you can fill in a registration form to receive instructions on how to get your product repaired.

For further information, email Stokke at info@exquira.com.au or call 1300 814 557.


Kaleidoscope Make Your Own Glow Bugs recall

The popular Hunter Leisure toy, the Kaleidoscope Make Your Own Glow Bugs Kit has been recalled due to safety concerns regarding some kits containing a loose-fitting battery compartment.

Kaleidoscope Make Your Own Glow Bug Kits were sold at Big W stores, nationally, between the dates 3 April 2017 and 19 June 2019.

What’s the problem?

The battery compartment may not be adequately secured with a screw in some instances and only a squeeze tab. This means small fingers can easily access the batteries by lifting the plastic flap.

BATTERIES AND KIDS DO NOT MIX: If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

What should consumers do?

Though you can easily tell if your kit is affected, simply by looking at the battery compartment, Make Your Own Glow Bug kits with the barcode number 9312475982998 and item number 761/982998 are being recalled.

Consumers should immediately cease using the product, if non-compliant, and return it to any Big W store for a full refund.

For further information, contact Hunter Leisure on 1800 099 178 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm) or email recall@hunterleisure.com.au.


For more safety news, check back on our product recalls category. We bring you any safety concerns, warnings and recalls as soon as we receive them!

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