A popular range of dummies have been pulled from shelves nationwide over choking fears.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a recall of the Tommee Tippee super soft child comforters on August 12.
“In the event that a child takes the whole comforter into their mouth, the shield and teat size combination may allow the comforter to get positioned in the back of the mouth,” the ACCC said in a statement.
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“If the comforter is taken into the back of the mouth in a certain position, it may pose a risk of choking.”
The affected dummies, intended for children aged 12 months and older, are marked with SKU 270145, and one of the following batch codes: 09116JC, 08516JC, or 12316JC.
They were sold in packs of three at Coles, Woolworths, Big W, and a range of pharmacies from 1 May – 4 June 2016.
The older version of the product, which is slightly larger and more rectangular in shape, is not being recalled.
Parents have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled comforter and to follow the instructions at www.tommeetippee.com.au/comforter-recall/(link is external) to obtain a refund.