National product safety ban for 'Bling' dummies

Published: 
18 Jul 2011

Baby dummies and chains with decorations called "Bling" have been banned nationally because they could pose a serious safety risk.

The product safety warning from WA Consumer Protection comes after Federal and other State agencies have taken action to remove these dummies from sale.

WA Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the pacifiers pose a major choking hazard to babies.

"The dummies and chains are decorated with small diamantes, crystals and beads which, if dislodged, could easily choke a baby or child," Ms Driscoll said.

"Tension testing carried out on the dummies failed with a number of the small decorations becoming detached. Parents who might be using these dummies are advised to discontinue their use and discard them.

"We would be keen to know if these pacifiers are being sold in WA and I urge parents who have bought these items to contact Consumer Protection. I also urge retailers and online suppliers of these items to comply with the ban."

Contact details

Media Contact: Alan Hynd  9282 0961 or 0429-078791  alan.hynd@commerce.wa.gov.au

Consumers who are concerned about the safety of any product being sold in WA should contact Consumer Protection on 1300 30 40 54 or consumer@commerce.wa.gov.au . More information on product safety is available at www.productsafety.gov.au

NOTE:  Photographs of the "Bling" pacifiers are available upon request
 

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