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URGENT RECALL: A popular portacot has been recalled due to risk of entrapment

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.

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Source: Big W

Portacot recall

The product has been sold nationwide in Big W from 11 December 201424 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.

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Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!