Traditional pool floaties for children, typically used when young kids are learning to swim, have been recalled over fears the product can cause an increased risk of drowning.
The water wings in question are hot pink in colour and feature a seahorse on the side. They were sold at Temple & Webster online stores nationally between 1st December 2016 and 4th October 2018.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Product Safety Australia website, the floaties do not comply with parking requirements of the mandatory standard ‘Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017’.
The hazard is that users of the product may not be aware of important safety information. This means that there is an increased risk of drowning if the product is not used as intended.
The ACCC advises that consumers stop using the children’s water wings immediately and contact Temple & Webster for a full refund.
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