Popular baby dummies are recalled amid strangulation fears

There has been an urgent recall for dummies sold online over fears they may be a strangulation hazard.

The popular BIBS Dummies were recalled on Friday by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for failing to comply with the Australian mandatory standards.

“Warning notice instructions were not provided to consumers that dummies should be inspected for damage or weakness before use and that a cord or ribbon attached to a dummy may pose a strangulation hazard,” the ACCC statement read.

BIBS Dummies originate from Denmark and have become popular due to the natural rubber used, they are 100% BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate free and come in various colours. Source: eBay/monyousse0

The BIBS Dummies were being sold in Australia for $7.50 through online retailers including Chubby Gumz on eBay, which has since since stopped selling the product.

The dummies originate from Denmark and have become popular due to the natural rubber used, they are 100% BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate free and come in various colours.

The ACCC advises that anyone who has purchased the dummies stop using them immediately and contact the retailer for a copy of the correct information via chubbygumz@gmail.com, or send a message to the eBay seller monyousse0 via eBay Message Centre.

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