01.Elka Australia puffer ball toy recall
Elka's rubber spiked puffer balls (Code 11569) have been recalled because the cord exceeds the safe 500mm length limit. The balls are 5cm in diameter, with a light inside the ball. The item was sold from 1 February 2011 to 1 June 2011.
What are the defects?
These types of products are banned under Consumer Protection Notice 20 of 2011 because the cord provides a yo-yo effect and can stretch to over the safe limit of 500mm in length.
What are the hazards?
The cord could wind around a child’s neck, especially if swung around the head. The highly elastic and ‘sticky’ nature of the cord can constrict breathing if wound tightly around a child’s neck and cause choking.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately remove the product from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information contact Elka Australia on 02 9774 3777.
Information sourced from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Product safety recalls.