ATTENTION PARENTS: If you own this portacot, you should stop using immediately.
Popular Big W Dymples Portacots has issued their customers with a recall to stop using this product due to a number of safety defects.
Here is all the information you need to know.
The product has been sold nationwide in Big W from 11 December 2014 – 24 May 2018.
The ACCC reports the hazards as, “a risk of limb entrapment in the folding mechanism; a risk of finger entrapment in the mesh fabric and risk of injury if the cot tips over.”
What are the defects?
- top rail folding mechanism may fail and cause an entrapment hazard
- openings in the mesh fabric walls are larger than allowable under the Australian Standard
- frame may buckle and the cot may become unstable when subjected to a horizontal force
- warning label is incorrectly located.
Big W says for customers to “stop using the product immediately and return it to any BIG W store for a full refund.”
For further information, contact Customer Service on 1300 244 999.