Popular Big W kids item recalled over dangerous defect

An urgent recall has been issued for a series of children's footwear over a potentially deadly defect.

Caprice Australia’s light up thongs, which contain two button batteries, have been identified as a potential safety hazard.

Product Safety Australia says that the button battery compartment may be exposed over time, leaving the button batteries accessible.

A button battery
Button batteries can be deadly if swallowed. Source: Getty

“If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer severe internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness or death,” the recall notice said.

“Button batteries also pose a choking hazard to young children.”

The thongs come in several different brand designs including Barbie, Spiderman, Star Wars, Frozen, L.O.L Surprise! OMG and Minecraft.

A series of light up thongs
The light-up thongs have been recalled over a potentially deadly safety issue. Product Safety Australia

The product was sold nationally by Big W, both in store and online, between September 7 2020 and May 11 2022.

Customers are advised to stop using the shoes immediately and return them to any Big W store in Australia for a full refund.

Anyone after further information, can call Caprice Australia on 03 9922 2500.

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