Urgent recall of popular toy sold at Woolies due to ‘increased risk of drowning’

Duncan MurrayNCA NewsWire
Woolworths is urgently recalling a popular summer toy sold by the company that it says could pose a hazard, including an increased risk of drowning. NCA NewsWire / Nikki Short
Camera IconWoolworths is urgently recalling a popular summer toy sold by the company that it says could pose a hazard, including an increased risk of drowning. NCA NewsWire / Nikki Short Credit: News Corp Australia

Woolworths has put out an urgent recall for some pool noodles sold by the supermarket chain that are incorrectly labelled and therefore may pose an increased risk of drowning.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) added Bestway Aqua Bone Assorted Characters Pool Noodles to its list of products to be recalled.

According to the listing, some of the pool noodles have removable labels, meaning they do not meet the requirements of the mandatory safety standard for aquatic toys.

The pool noodles do not meet labelling requirements for aquatic toys. Supplied
Camera IconThe pool noodles do not meet labelling requirements for aquatic toys. Supplied Credit: Supplied

“If the warning sticker is removed, users may not be aware of important safety information about the use of the product (for example, only use under supervision),” the recall stated.

“There is potentially an increased risk of drowning if the product is not used as intended.”

The noodles come in a range of colours and feature stylised heads of an elephant, crocodile, unicorn and shark.

Those who purchased the affected pool noodles are advised to stop using them immediately. Supplied
Camera IconThose who purchased the affected pool noodles are advised to stop using them immediately. Supplied Credit: Supplied

Those who have purchased one of the affected noodles have been advised to stop using them and contact Bestway Australia to receive a refund.

“As not all batches of this product are affected, consumers will be asked to provide a photograph of both sides of the product’s head to help identify whether their product is included in the recall,” the listing read.

“Consumers will be asked to dispose of or destroy affected products.

“If the product has already been disposed of or destroyed, consumers are asked to notify Bestway Australia so that the safe disposal of the products can be monitored.”

The affected toys pose an increased risk of drowning, according to the ACCC.
Camera IconThe affected toys pose an increased risk of drowning, according to the ACCC. Credit: News Regional Media

Originally published as Urgent recall of popular toy sold at Woolies due to ‘increased risk of drowning’

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