Cot recalled over fears of suffocation and FOUR MORE dangerous safety failings recalled by the ACCC
A cot with an add-on mosquito net, sold online, has been recalled by the consumer watchdog over a series of safety concerns.
The crib, sold on eBay between January 10 and April 15 this year, was issued with a recall notice by the ACCC on Sunday night.
It’s feared the cot poses a risk of “entrapment, suffocation and falls”.
In a worst-case scenario, the ACCC says, that could result in the “serious injury or the death of an infant or young child”.
The cot was sold under the eBay listing “Baby Multi-functional Adjustable Cot Convertible Table Mattress Mosquito Net” by seller “gadget_arcade”.
It’s unclear how many units were sold but the ACCC says they were available nationwide.
The product fails to comply with five features of the Trade Practices Act 1974.
Anyone who bought the cot should stop using it immediately and contact the eBay seller for a full refund.
Five key failings
- The distance between the top of the mattress base and the top edge of the lowest cot side does not comply
- A foothold is created when the mosquito net is installed
- The cot has an accessible sharp point
- The access fastening device does not automatically engage when the dropside is raised and may be able to be opened by a child from within the cot
- The warning labels and safety markings are missing