Unsafe Christmas products withdrawn

Written on the 13 December 2016

Unsafe Christmas products withdrawn
  • Eight toys and novelty items which use button batteries removed from sale
  • Products from Perth stores inspected as part of a pre-Christmas safety program
  • Parents and carers urged to be vigilant to the button battery danger

Flashing reindeer noses were among eight items withdrawn from sale after being found to be unsafe during a pre-Christmas product safety inspection program by Consumer Protection.

Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the items all had button batteries that could easily come loose and pose a danger to young children.

"Suppliers and retailers who sell toys and novelty items that contain button batteries must ensure that they are securely sealed and pass a 'drop test'," Mr Mischin said.

"Product safety officers from Consumer Protection visited retailers in the Perth metropolitan area in the past few weeks, as part of their annual campaign to ensure Christmas gifts are safe.


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