A range of flashing Halloween novelty cups have been pulled from shelves over fears they pose a serious safety risk to young children.
The LED flashing tumbler in green and orange and the clear LED flashing goblet have been recalled by Woolworths.
In a recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website , the company says: “The battery cover can be opened without the use of a tool. This could allow young children to access the button batteries inside.”
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“Ingestion of button cell batteries by young children can cause internal burns which may lead to serious injury or death.”
The recalled cups were sold at Woolworths and Safeway stores nationwide between 3 October – 27 October 2016.
People have been urged to immediately stop using the products and to return them to their nearest store for a refund.