Cheap as Chips puffer urchin ball toy recall

Cheap as Chips recall their novelty stretch puffer urchin ball toys due to the item length
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  • Updated:17 Aug 2011

01.Cheap as Chips puffer urchin ball toy recall

South Australia and Victoria-based discount variety store chain Cheap as Chips has recalled it puffer urchin ball toy because the cord (and "hair") provides a yo-yo effect and can stretch to over the safe limit of 500mm in length as mandated by Consumer Protection Notice 20 of 2011.

Product description

Novelty stretch ball 18cm in diameter with light inside.

Identifying features


What are the hazards?

The cord (and "hair") could wind around a child’s neck, especially if swung around the head. The highly elastic and ‘sticky’ nature of the cord (and "hair") can constrict breathing if wound tightly around a child’s neck and cause choking.

Dates available for sale

November 20, 2008 to August 10, 2011 

What should consumers do?

Return product to any Cheap as Chips store for a full refund.


Information sourced from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Product safety recalls



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