RECALL: Popular children’s Smiggle pens may cause internal burn injuries

SMIGGLE customers are being warned to immediately stop using the ‘Original Spy Marker Pen’ following a recall of the potentially fatal product.

The original spy marker pen line number 471241 ($4.95) and Notebook lock holographic with spy pen line number 405620 ($16.95) sold at Smiggle stores and online at smiggle.com.au from 1st April 2014 until 4 September 2015 pose a serious risk to children.

The button cell batteries in the original spy marker pen are secured with a twist top lid, which may become loose and release the button batteries.


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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.

Customers are being urged to immediately stop using the original spy marker pen and return it to Smiggle for a refund or exchange.

Four-year-old Queensland girl Summer Steele died after swallowing a button-style battery in June, 2013.

PHOTO: ACCC

PHOTO: ACCC

PHOTO: Smiggle / Facebook

PHOTO: Smiggle / Facebook

 

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