Serious safety concerns have led to a voluntary nationwide recall of three styles of wooden cot sold online by supplier Emall Pty Ltd.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published the recall notice, which applies to the Wooden Baby Cot Crib, Toddler Bed & Wooden Baby Cot Crib and Toddler Cradle Bed, which were primarily being sold through the online shopping site eBay.
Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said testing of the cots revealed 24 alleged breaches of the relevant consumer safety standards, including:
- Fold down drop sides that do not comply with design and locking requirements
- Spring loaded pin ends that qualify as sharp edges, and are too large – potentially snagging clothing
- Mattress base timber joints that fail to meet product strength and durability requirements.
“These breaches pose a genuine risk to infants and toddlers, which is why a recall notice was absolutely essential,” Mr Soulio said.
“The supplier has advised us that he will be making direct contact with any consumers that have purchased these cots online, to offer them a full refund.
“Given the serious nature of the safety risks identified, CBS will also be seeking contact details of purchasers direct from eBay, to ensure they are told this product is unsafe and they can seek a refund from the supplier.”
Further information on product safety can be found at www.productsafety.gov.au, with the recall notice available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/emall-pty-ltdwooden-baby-cot-crib-toddler-bed-wooden-baby-cot-crib-toddler-cradle-bed
If any consumers have concerns about the safety of a product, they can report it to Consumer and Business Services by contacting 131 882.