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.
Novelty stretch ball 18cm in diameter with light inside.
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.