More than 30,000 AFL Grand Final wristbands recalled

Anyone who was lucky enough to attend the historic AFL Grand Final in Brisbane over the weekend is being warned of a major product safety recall involving wristbands handed out at the event.

The recall affects all 31,000 of the free promotional white LED electronic wristbands, which were distributed to fans at the Gabba on Saturday 24 October to create a lighting spectacle.

According to the ACCC, there’s serious fears surrounding the two button batteries inside the devices.


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“The battery compartment of the wristband is not adequately secured and the button batteries in the product are easily accessible,” the ACCC said.

“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,” the consumer watchdog added.

Anyone who received one of the wristbands is being urged to immediately dispose of it in an outside household rubbish bin, out of reach of children.

Fans who require further information, can also contact the Australian Football League by emailing afl.general@afl.com.au.

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