Baby chair sold at Kmart faces urgent recall over choking fears – Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission warns it could cause death

Baby chair sold at Kmart faces urgent recall over choking fears – Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission warns it could cause death

A toy chair designed for babies has been urgently recalled over fears a malfunction could lead to “choking hazards”.

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Monday issued the recall for the Anko baby activity chair sold in Kmarts nationwide.

The chair is designed for a baby to sit in a harness and play with animal motifs made of different materials, including a mirror in the shape of an elephant’s ear.

Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued the recall for the Anko baby activity chair (pictured), which is sold online and in Kmarts nationwide

Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued the recall for the Anko baby activity chair (pictured), which is sold online and in Kmarts nationwide

The ACCC states that “the suture around the elephant’s ear that attaches the small plastic mirror could fail and detach the mirror.”

“Young children are at risk of suffocation or suffocation, which could result in serious injury or death if they swallow the released small plastic mirror.”

Parents are urged to stop using the toy immediately and return it to a Kmart or K Hub for a full refund.

The agency urged parents to contact Kmart customer service or visit their website if they need answers to additional questions.

The agency recalled the item because a mirror in the toy can detach and pose a choking hazard that could result in

The agency recalled the item because a mirror in the toy can detach and pose a choking hazard that could result in “serious injury or death if she swallows the released small plastic mirror.”

Emma Colton

Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: janicedean@wstpost.com.

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