01.Hot Dollar hot water bottles recall
Hot Dollar's hot water bottles did not have the required thickness of rubber. In addition, the hot water bottles did not contain the mandatory warning and instructions as required in the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Hot Water Bottles) Regulations 2008. As a result, they may leak, split or burst causing injury. In addition, due to incorrect labelling, consumers could misuse the product.
The products are missing the following warning and instructions as required:
- The warning message “Do not use boiling water” was not permanently marked on the bottle.
- The following warning messages were not accompanying the product: "Warning - Hot Water Bottles Can Cause Burns", "Avoid prolonged direct contact with the skin" and "This hot water bottle is designed to be partly filled"
There is concern that this hot water bottle may leak, split or burst causing injury. In addition due to incorrect labelling consumers could misuse the product.
Dates available for sale
July 1, 2009 to June 6, 2011
WP Hot Dollar Pty Ltd. Contact: David Zhang (02) 9729 3768
Shop 4, 1024 The Horsley Drive
What should consumers do?
Customers should cease using the product immediateely and return to the place of purchase to obtain a full refund.
Information sourced from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Product safety recalls.