Playcorp Pty Ltd—Deep Blue Learn to Swim—Swim Seat and Aqua Spirit Swim School—Swim Seat flotation devices

PRA number

2008/10411

Published date

Product description

The product is an inflatable flotation device consisting of a blue coloured inflatable seat within a yellow or orange inflatable square. It was designed for infants under the age of 18 months.

The Swim Seat was sold under two brand names: “Deep Blue” and “Aqua Spirit”. It was sold in two sizes: Size 1 and Size 2.

The Deep Blue product was called the “Learn to Swim – Swim Seat. It was sold exclusively through Kmart and Coles stores. Both the size and a Batch ID PCP number were printed on the product. The Batch ID PCP number started with the following two digits: 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08. A style number was printed on the bottom right hand corner of the back panel of the packaging. The style number was either 81379 or 81380.

The Aqua Spirit product was called the “Swim School – Swim Seat”. It was sold predominantly through toy and sport stores. Both the size and a Batch ID PCP number were printed on the product. The Batch ID PCP number started with the following four digits:
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008. A style number was printed on the bottom right hand corner of the back panel of the packaging. The style number was either 81761 or 81762.

These products were sold throughout Australia from 1 January 2002 to 27 October 2008.


Swim Seat Size 1
Swim  Seat Size 1 product
Swim Seat Size 2
Swim Seat Size 2 product
Identifying features
N/A

Other identifying numbers

N/A

Reasons the product is recalled

The defect concerns the stopper plug and the non-return valve. The stopper plug prevents the escape of air from the product once it is inflated. There are three stopper plugs on the product. When in the water, the stopper plug can become slippery and detach from the air inlet valve. The non-return valve regulates the rate at which the product deflates once the stopper plug is detached. Because of a defective valve, the product can deflate at too fast a rate. Together, there is a risk that the product may deflate during usage at a rapid rate.

The hazards to consumers

Potential drowning

What consumers should do

Any customer who purchased this product should cease using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase or directly to Playcorp for a full refund of the purchase price.

Playcorp’s postal address is Playcorp Pty Ltd, Reply Paid 1194, 7-9 Mephan Street, Footscray, Victoria, 3011.
For more information please contact Playcorp on 1300 726 064.

Supplier

Playcorp Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.