Thousands of fans who received a free Queensland Maroons beanie at this month’s State of Origin clash in Townsville are being warned to keep it away from young children.
It comes after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week issued a recall for the free promotional QLD LED light-up Maroons beanie.
The adult and teen sized beanies were given out at QLD Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on Wednesday 9 June.
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However, authorities now fear the button batteries inside the beanies could pose a serious risk to infants.
“The battery compartment attached to the beanie is not adequately secured and the button battery in the product may be easily accessible,” the ACCC said.
“If young children gain access to the button battery and ingest it, 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.”
Origin fans who still have the beanie are being urged to immediately stop using it and ensure it is kept out of reach of children.
More information on this recall can be found here.