Kmart has urgently recalled a popular baby product after a safety watchdog warned it posed a choking hazard.
The ACCC’s product safety division has advised parents the Anko Baby Activity Chair, sold at the discount retailer from September last year to July 2023, poses a choking hazard that could lead to severe injury or death.
“This product doesn’t comply with the mandatory standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age,” the watchdog states.
“The material stitching around the elephant’s ear that secures the small plastic mirror, may fail and release the mirror.
“There is a risk of choking or suffocation in young children, leading to severe injury or death if they swallow the released small plastic mirror.”
Parents are advised to immediately stop using the chair and return it to a Kmart or K Hub store for a full refund.
The baby chair recall is the second Anko product Kmart has recalled this year.
In April, the retailer stopped selling the Anko Kids Digital Watch because the battery compartment was not adequately secured and so the button batteries could have been accessed.
“If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness or death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard.”