Urgent recall of baby toys over suffocation fears

·News Reporter
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The ACCC has issued an urgent warning to parents after recalling on two popular baby products.

Three children’s rattles from popular baby brand Little Ones Collective do not comply with size and shape safety standards and have been found to be dangerous for children aged up to 36 months.

“The product may pose a choking or suffocation hazard for young children, which can lead to severe injury or death,” the ACCC said on its website.

The rattles being recalled include the store’s Wooden rattle toys, available in two different designs, and the Montessori Barbell-shaped and Cage-shaped Wooden Rattles, which are sold as part of a four-piece-set called "Noisy Bag".

Montessori Wooden Rattles have been recalled.
The Montessori Wooden Rattles contain small parts which may pose a choking or suffocation hazard. Source: ACCC

Those who have purchased any of the toys are advised to dispose of them immediately.

“Consumers should dispose of the rattles and contact Little Ones Collective for a refund,” the ACCC advises.

“Consumers are asked to notify Little Ones Collective so that the safe disposal of the products can be monitored.”

The Little Ones wooden rattles toys which have been recalled.
The Little Ones wooden rattles toys, in two different designs have been recalled. Source: ACCC

The consumer watchdog said the recalled rattles were available for sale online nationally between September 30, 2020 and July 7, 2021.

The online store’s website is currently closed but says the store will relaunch soon.

However, consumers can contact Little Ones Collective at 0405 088 770 or via email at littleonescollective@hotmail.com.

Weet-Bix forced to issue urgent recall

It's not the first time an urgent recall has been issued for a kids item that could cause users harm.

Weet-Bix was forced to issue a recall of an item recently after offering a “Weet-Bix Little Kids Essentials Bowl Giveaway” promotion which involved entrants who purchased Weet-Bix Little Kids Essentials products.

The ACCC issued a warning over the Weet-Bix spoon and bowl prize which posed a choking hazard.

A Weet-Bix Little Kids Essentials Bowl Giveaway spoon is pictured.
A Weet-Bix Little Kids Essentials Bowl Giveaway spoon has been recalled. Source: Supplied

“If the tip separates from the handle, it can pose a choking hazard for young children, which can lead to severe injury or death,” it said.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the spoon and place it in a safe and secure spot that is not accessible by children.

“A new silicon spoon will be sent to affected consumers as a replacement together with a reply-paid satchel and a direction to return the original spoon.”

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