What are the defects?
The button battery compartment of the ‘try me’ button in the packaging of the product may not be adequately secured and the batteries may be easily accessible.
The product's packaging does not contain safety warnings or markings regarding button batteries.
What are the hazards?
If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should ensure the product packaging is kept out of reach of children. Any consumer who has purchased the products from Australia Post or received the products as a gift should (at the consumer’s choice):
- immediately and carefully dispose of any packaging from the product, including the ‘try me’ button, or
- return the product to an Australia Post outlet for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can contact Australia Post on 13 13 18 (Monday to Friday, 8am–6pm AEST).