The ACCC have issued a recall for Cricket Australia Wristbands due to choking concerns.
The free promotional LED Wristbands were marked with “Stars” (green wristband) or “Alinta Energy” (orange wristband).
Between 8 000 and 10 000 Stars wristbands (green) and 6 500 Alinta (orange) wristbands were distributed.
Wristbands were distributed as follows:
One Day International
Friday 18 January 2019
Bays N53 to N57 and Bays M53 to M57
Gabba Brisbane Test Day 1
Thursday 24 January 2019
Sections 31 to 37 Lower Bowl
Sections 71 to 75 Upper Bowl
Melbourne Stars Big Bash home matches
MCG on 1, 9, 14 and 27 January 2019
Ted Summerton Reserve (Moe) on 23 January 2019
Metricon Stadium on 5 January 2019
Perth Scorchers home match at the WACA Ground on 23 December 2016
What are the defects?
The battery compartment of the wristband is not adequately secured and the button batteries in the product are easily accessible.
What are the hazards?
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.
What should consumers do?
Consumers who received a free promotional wristband should dispose of the wristband by wrapping the product in paper and disposing of in the household rubbish.
For further information, contact Cricket Australia by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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After disposal, consumers should notify Cricket Australia so that the safe disposal of the products can be monitored.
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