Posted: 18 November, 2016

12 Recalled Items YOU DON'T Want To Purchase This Christmas

They might not be off shelves...

Choice is warning Australian consumers to be careful this Christmas and check their homes  for unsafe products.

2016 has seen a 12% increase in product recalls, and the company has released a list of 12 recalls you need to be aware of this silly season. 

“When a product is recalled in Australia, on average only around half the products will be returned to the company. With so many of us shopping online and heading to stores in the lead up to Christmas, it’s a good time to check your home for recalled products and exercise your rights.” 

“With so many products being recalled each year, it pays to sign up for free to the ACCC’s product safety alerts at,” Mr Godfrey says. 

1. Ozsale kids’ nightwear 

Ozsale's Orange Superhero Pajamas do not display the mandatory fire-hazard warning labels. Worryingly, the fabric and the length of the cape present a very real risk of injury, as it could easily brush against a heat source and very quickly catch fire. More

2. Swarovski Octa Crystal Pendant Light 

The crystal in the light fixture can detach if damaged during shipment and if it detaches and falls, it poses an impact hazard. More

3. Flashing Duck with LED Light

The flashing duck, which was sold through Priceline, contains a button battery and LED light which may become dislodged. If this occurs, there is a risk the button battery could be ingested by a child. More

4. Kogan’s 3DR Solo Smart Drone Quadcopter

Components of the drone have not been tested or approved by Australian electrical certification. More

5. Inflatable frog 

Mesco’s & RPC Promo’s inflatable frogs were promoted nationally at agricultural shows but unfortunately the inflation plugs could be removed by a child, presenting a choking hazard. More

6. Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones

Samsung has recalled more than 50,000 Galaxy Note7 smartphones in Australia due to a fire risk. If you had one of the affected smartphones, stop using it immediately and seek a full refund. More

7. Metagenics’ NasoClear 

Metagenics’ NasoClear is a complementary medicine product that combines a saline solution scented with essential oils. Some products may contain Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as Golden staph. Golden staph can cause life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, meningitis or blood-stream infections. More

8. Breville’s Fast Slow Cooker

Breville has recalled its Fast Slow Cooker due to a risk of scalding from hot liquids. Consumers who have the Fast Slow Cooker in their possession should contact Breville customer service to arrange for a replacement gasket kit. More

9. Zoggs Bobin Swim Jacket & Zoggs Swim Jacket

These Zoggs jackets fail to display warning labels on their outer surfaces and do not comply with Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZ 1900:2014 Flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition. More

10. Spotlight’s Rustic Cabin Birch Candle

Spotlight’s Bouclair Home - Rustic Cabin Birch Candle has birch surrounding the candleholder ,which could catch fire and remain alight longer than permitted by the ban on combustible candle holders.3 This could result in burns, serious injury or death if the candle catches fire. More

11. Kmart — Spiral Vegetable Cutter 

Kmart’s spiral vegetable cutter has a manufacturing issue that may cause the blade to break during use. If the defect occurs, blade pieces may become mixed with food, posing an ingestion and laceration hazard. More

12. Adairs kids’ bean bag covers and Adairs adult bean bag covers 

Adairs Kids’ bean bags and adult bean bags fail to display the mandatory warning that bean bags are not safe sleeping surfaces “for an infant under 12 months of age”. More

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