Unsafe thermometer pacifier recalled


Parents are being urged to check their children’s pacifiers following a nationwide recall.

Queensland Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawlor said the Wisdom Brands Digital Pacifier Thermometer had been recalled because of fears the teat could become separated.

“If the product is used as a soother, teat separation could present a choking hazard.

“Although we are not aware of any incidents, I’m urging parents who have bought this product to stop using it and return it immediately to the supplier for a full refund,” he said.

The Wisdom Brands Digital Pacifier Thermometer was sold through all Aldi stores from June to the end of July 2010.

The product should be returned to Wisdom Brands. For more information consumers can call 1300 055 676 or email info@wisdombrands.com.au.

Mr Lawlor said Queensland enforced strict product safety standards for pacifiers and the product was found during an Office of Fair Trading spot check.

“The product was tested in accordance with the mandatory safety standards and as a result, the pacifiers failed this test.

“Aldi and Wisdom brands were notified and the product was removed from sale,” he said.

For more information about baby safety, visit www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au or phone
13 QGOV (13 74 68).

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