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RECALL: Thermometer from St John Ambulance Australia Tiny Tots First Aid Kit due to choking hazard

Parents are being urged to check which thermometer they are using to check their baby’s temperature, as there’s been a recall for the device from the St John Ambulance Australia Tiny Tots First Aid Kit.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is recalling the thermometers as the battery compartment is faulty and if batteries were to get into your youngster’s hands it could potentially cause a choking hazard.

The ACCC states: “If your children were to access these batteries and ingest them they could suffer internal burn injuries and this could result in serious illness and even death.”

RECALL: Thermometer from St John Ambulance Australia
St John Ambulance Tiny Tots First Aid Kit thermometer. Source: ACC

Recall on thermometer from the St John Ambulance Tiny Tots First Aid Kit

The small first aid kit is supplied with a thermometer, which is the subject of the recall, as the “battery compartment may not be adequately secured allowing possible access to the button battery if the product is dropped on a hard surface.”

Customers are being urged to remove the electronic thermometer and discard it. A free replacement electronic thermometer will be given.

RECALL: Thermometer from St John Ambulance Australia
Thermometer potentially has a faulty battery compartment. Source: ACCC

Batches at risk:

1 January 2013 – 4 January 2019

This product has been sold by St John Ambulance National Product throughout NSW, Victoria, NSW, ACT, SA, NT, QLD, TAS, WA.

What to do if you have the faulty item?

Contact St John Ambulance if you are concerned on 1300 956 625 or email [email protected]

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