URGENT RECALL issued for Big W Porta cot
A Dymples Portacot sold at Big W has been pulled from the shelves as it “does not comply” with Australian standards.
BIG W have issued a national recall on a popular cot after it was found that the product could cause injury.
Statement: BIG W takes product safety seriously and wishes to advise customers of a product recall on the following product.
DESCRIPTION: 8286069 Dymples Portacot. The article number can be found on the label sewn into the mattress and cot.
This product was sold in BIG W nationally from 11/12/14 to 24/05/18
DEFECT: The product does not comply with various material, design, safety, performance and marking requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 2195:2010 – Folding Cot.
Other Defects include:
- top rail folding mechanism may fail and cause an entrapment hazard
- openings in the mesh fabric walls are larger than allowable under the Australian Standard
- frame may buckle and the cot may become unstable when subjected to a horizontal force
- warning label is incorrectly located.
HAZARD: There is a risk of limb entrapment in the folding mechanism; a risk of finger entrapment in the mesh fabric and risk of injury if the cot tips over.
ACTION REQUIRED: Customers should immediately cease using the product and return it to any BIG W store for a full refund. BIG W apologises to its customers for any inconvenience caused by this recall.
“The product does not comply with various material, design, safety, performance and marking requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 2195:2010 – Folding Cot,” the customer notice explains.
The recall comes after a Mum warned parents about the possible dangers of a bassinet with mesh lining after her baby suffered a frightening injury. Read more here.
Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream 360mL
The ice cream has a best before date of 17/04/2020 due to the potential presence of metal fragments.
The recalled product has been available for sale since May 2018 in Coles Supermarkets and Coles Online.
Customers can return affected product for a full refund.
Clark Rubber’s Be-Safe Pool Fence.
A Queensland investigation has led to the nationwide recall of a pool fence after a child was able to reach through a gap and open the gate.
Clark Rubber’s Be-Safe Pool Fence – Portable Pool Fence Starter Kit was recalled in Queensland and then nationwide, following an investigation by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the product failed three tests of building product safety and Clark Rubber initially refused to issue the nationwide recall for the pool fence as requested by the QBCC.
On Wednesday the minister issued a statewide recall and Clark Rubber pulled the product from shelves across the country.
“It has failed the relevant Australian Standard for pool safety, it has failed to meet the standard required by Queensland’s non-conforming building product legislation, and it’s simply failed community standards,” Mr De Brenni said.
“The gate system of the kit failed the pool safety standard on numerous occasions but, significantly, the area of biggest concern is the latch that is required to be self-latching when it isn’t, as well as gaps in the fence allowing prohibited access to the latch.
“QBCC tests found that the latch doesn’t close and secure itself properly and this completely defeats its safety purpose.
“In January this year, a consumer contacted the QBCC after a child was able to reach inside the fence and undo the latch and open the gate.
“This is an accident waiting to happen, and I’m pleased the QBCC acted swiftly to investigate and advise me of the issue.”
Red Kellys Tasmania Creamy Caesar dressing has been recalled
The recall includes – (250ml Best Before 31/07/2019 Batch # B3) recalled from Woolworths stores nationally.
The recall is due to an incorrect back label which does not declare the allergens (fish, egg, dairy) that are contained in the product.
Consumers who have a fish, dairy and or egg allergy or intolerance should not consume this product.
Customers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.
Coles has issued a recall for the Mini Classics Ice Cream range
The recall includes –
360ml Vanilla with Best Before dates 16/04/2020 and 17/04/2020
Almond Mini Classics with Best Before 18/04/2020
The recall is due to the potential presence of metal fragments.
Food Safety Hazard: Food products containing metal may cause injury if consumed. Customers who purchased any of these products should return it to their nearest Coles supermarket store for a full refund.
The recalled product has been available for sale since May 2018 in Coles Supermarkets, Coles Online, and Coles Express in NSW, QLD, ACT, and WA.
Customers can return the product to any Coles supermarket for a full refund, and any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
Recall issued for Kaleidoscope Australasia Le Toy Van Noah’s Shape Sorter
Concerns the toy is a choking hazard to young children. The included white doves do not comply with size requirements of safety standard.
What are the defects?
The product does not comply with the mandatory standard ‘Consumer Protection Notice No 14 of 2003 Consumer Product Safety Standard: Toys for children up to and including 36 months of age’. The white doves included with the toy do not comply with the prescribed size requirements of the mandatory standard.
What are the hazards?
Small parts can be a choking hazard to infants and small children.
Consumers should remove the two white doves from the product and return the doves to their place of purchase. If purchased online, consumers should contact their place of purchase for return instructions. Replacement doves will be available free of charge.
Recall issued for Target kids garment
Target have issued a recall for girls 1 – 7 denim shortall.
In a statement they shared, “Target would like to make you aware of a product safety recall we currently have on a Girls’ 1-7 garment, a denim shortall, purchased between January 2018 – April 2018.
Defect: The buttons and press studs have not been attached according to Target’s quality standards.
Hazard: If buttons or studs become detached they pose a choking hazard for small children.
If you purchased this garment, Target recommend you return it to any Target or Target Country store for a full refund.
If you have any questions, please call Customer Service team on 1300 753 567. No other Target childrenswear items are affected by this recall.
Quell dual sensor smoke alarm.
Chubb Fire & Security t/as Quell has issued a recall for the Quell QPI9010 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm.
A yellow protective cap may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors during manufacturing, compromising the alarm’s ability to detect smoke.
Inspect the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap, following instructions on the recalls page. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed. If a yellow cap is present, consumers should contact Quell for further instructions.
Dates available for sale – 1 November 2016 – 6 July 2017
Sold at the below stores:
Independent hardware retailers
What are the defects?
In some products a yellow protective cap may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors during the manufacturing process.
What are the hazards?
The yellow protective cap compromises the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, which can increase the risk of injury and/or property damage in the event of a fire.
Consumers can contact Quell toll-free on 1800 654 435 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm AEST) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
April Recall Notices
Recall issued for Ingham’s frozen Sweet Chilli Breast Tenders 400g.
Ingham’s is recalling frozen Sweet Chilli Breast Tenders 400g with Best Before Dates: 28/02/2019 and 01/03/2019 as the product may contain pieces of hard plastic.
The product has been available for sale at Woolworths, Coles, IGA and Spar stores nationally from 03 March 2018.
Defect: This product is being recalled as it may contain pieces of hard plastic.
Hazard: Food products containing hard plastic may cause injury if consumed.
Consumers who have purchased these particular batches are advised to not eat them and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Ingham’s apologises to their customers for any inconvenience caused by this recall and if further information is required about the recall they are invited to contact on: 1800 785 940 or www.inghams.com.au ‘
Other recent recalls include:
Entyce is recalling its 180g packets of Creative Gourmet’s frozen pomegranate arils due to potential hepatitis A contamination.
All products with best before dates up to and including 21/03/20 are affected.
If you have this product, don’t eat it and please return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
OZO E-Store Pty Ltd Baby Stroller.
What are the defects?
The stroller is not compliant with the mandatory standard ‘Trade Practices Act 1974 – Consumer Protection Notice No. 8 of 2007 – Consumer Product Safety Standard: Prams and Strollers’. The tether strap is not supplied and the brake is not red.
What are the hazards?
If the products do not have the required safety features they may not be used correctly, posing a risk of injury to the child.
Stop using the product immediately and contact OZO E-Store on 0416 922 181 or email email@example.com to arrange the return of the stroller for a full refund.
Other recent recalls can be found HERE.