Urgent warning for popular cot over “potentially dangerous” mould

The consumer watchdog is urging owners of a popular children’s cot to check it for mould.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has received reports of “potentially dangerous” mould growing on the base of Mocka cots owned by Adairs.

“If you or someone you know has a Mocka brand cot owned by Adairs, you should check it immediately, as we’ve received a number of reports of potentially dangerous mould growing on the base of some cots,” the ACCC’s Product Safety department said in a post on Facebook.


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“If mould is found, stop using the cot immediately and contact Mocka – Australia as well as the ACCC, as we’re currently investigating whether the mould is dangerous.

“If your child is showing symptoms of mould exposure like congestion, sneezing, coughing, respiratory distress, allergies or other irritations, please consult a doctor as soon as possible.”

The company has released a statement confirming they have commissioned laboratory testing and an investigation to find out how it has occurred.

“After recent extreme weather, we received information that some parents found mould appearing on the base of their cots and mattresses,” Mocka said in a statement.

“We are very concerned about these reports and want to ensure our Mocka community is updated on the action we have taken and continue to take with regards to this issue.

“We immediately commissioned laboratory testing alongside a detailed investigation and are working with the relevant regulators to understand the factors that may have contributed to mould growth.

“We expect to have the results of this investigation soon.”

An official recall has not yet been issued.