Big W issues national recall on cots after safety concerns

Big W has been forced to recall a range of baby cots over safety concerns.

The store issued the recall on Saturday for the Dymples Portacot, which was sold nationally at Big W from December 2014 until Thursday.

“The product does not comply with various material, design, safety and marking requirements of Australia Standard,” the store said in a statement.

Big W added there is also a “risk of injury” to babies in using the cot and recommended anyone who purchased it to return it for a full refund “immediately”.

Big W has issued a recall of its Dymples Portacot. Source: Big W

It also apologised to customers.

The recall comes just days after Erin Duffy, from Murray Bridge, told Yahoo7 she found “lots and lots of blood” in her son’s Big W Lullabye Bassinet.

The distressed mum said her little boy got one of his toes stuck in the little holes on the side of it.

“We could only see a little cut but this morning (Tuesday) I checked his toe again and it’s started blistering which we think might be because maybe he was rubbing his food against the fabric,” she said.

A Big W spokeswoman told Yahoo7 on Saturday, the Lullaby Bassinet has been withdrawn from shelves as of Friday, “while the supplier completes their quality and safety investigations on the customer’s bassinet”.  

“We understand this bassinet is also sold in other retailers in Australia,” she said.

“The outcome of these investigations will determine our next steps which we will advise in due course.”