AUTHORITIES have confirmed that children’s crayons with popular cartoon packaging have tested positive for traces of asbestos.
The popular Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig and Disney crayons imported from China have been pulled from shelves in light of the revelation on Friday, however have not been officially recalled.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission confirmed that six different packets of wax crayons had been found to have traces of the deadly cancer causing substance, asbestos in them.
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However, despite the find, the ACCC said that it did not believe the product posed any serious safety risks.
“The ACCC does not believe that traces of asbestos in crayons presents a safety risk to consumers because the asbestos is fixed within the crayon wax, which removes the risk of inhalation or ingestion,” they said.
If anyone is concerned they have purchased the affected crayons they can return it to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.