Parents are warned to check their children's Christmas presents because thousands of dangerous toys are removed from the shelves, despite the suffocating fears
- Thousands of dangerous toys were removed from the shelves before Christmas
- Consumer Affairs Victoria has inspected up to 400 stores throughout the state
- During these inspections they managed to capture 10,000 unsafe products
Lauren Ferri for daily post Australia
With fast approaching Christmas days and parents who take presents, thousands of dangerous toy goods have been removed from the shelves.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has inspected 400 stores across the state and has seized up to 10,000 unsafe products.
Toys that have been recalled from the shelves contain items where small parts fall down and create a choking hazard, projectile toys, portable swimming pools and even domestic baby cots.
With fast approaching Christmas days and parents who take presents, thousands of dangerous toy goods have been removed from the shelves
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Marlene Kairouz, told reporters that this should ensure that children remain safe during the Christmas period.
Talk to reporters on Friday, Ms. Kairouz said they wanted to make sure people were not in the emergency department, but rather spend time with loved ones.
Thing that consumer goods had grip had small items that could be swallowed, items with sharp edges and even cosmetics and sunglasses that were not correctly labeled.
Ms. Kairouz also wanted to repeat that traders and suppliers can pay high fines.
& # 39; We have introduced new fines on the spot of up to $ 5,000 for people who deliver these products & # 39 ;, said the Minister of Consumer Affairs.
If suppliers are found who continually violate the law, they can be brought to justice and individuals can receive $ 500,000 in fines, while corporates can pay $ 10 million in fines.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has inspected 400 stores across the state and has seized up to 10,000 unsafe products
Ms. Kairouz also urges consumers to be aware of their rights during the holidays, and to advertise many stores with large sales.
Consumers should be aware that they can still get a refund for any defective product or replacement, even if they do not have the package, & # 39; she said.
We want people to have a great time these holidays, so they are safe and the gifts they receive will be appreciated by everyone. & # 39;
Included in the recalled party are Glitter Balls Pool Noodle, Toy Trucks, Young Ones Lights and Sounds Guitar and Australia Manolite Bow and Arrows among others.
Included in the recalled batch are Glitter Balls Pool Noodle, Toy Trucks (photo), Young Ones Lights and Sounds Guitar and Australia Manolite Bow and Arrows among others