A small squeaking pig toy sold at gift and discount stores across the country has been recalled.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the toy “does not comply with the permanent ban on children’s products containing more than 1% diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). (DEHP is a commonly used plasticiser that is used to make plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) soft and flexible.)
The recall notice says “A risk of reproductive toxicity exists for young children if they extensively chew or suck on objects with unsafe levels of DEHP.”
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The toys, which come in a variety of colours, were sold nationwide from 4 January 2017 – 24 July 2017.
People have been told to stop using the toys immediately and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.