Concerns baby bling for sale despite ban
internet retailers are urged to check they are not selling baby bling after a ban was put in place earlier this month.
the australian competition and consumer commission (accc) fears it can still be bought on the web despite an announcement on july 15 from parliamentary secretary to the treasurer, david bradbury, that the product is prohibited from sale.
the interim ban relates to baby dummies and chains with decorations, also known as bling, and was introduced after new south wales fair trading recognised an urgent safety risk.
“the accc is concerned that some online retailers have not got the message and continue to offer these dangerous products for sale,” says accc commissioner sarah court.
“these products pose a serious choking, inhalation or ingestion hazard to infants and young children. suppliers, including retailers, should urgently check their stock and remove any such products from sale.
“parents and carers who already own a ‘bling dummy’ or ‘bling chain’ are urged to keep it away from their infant.”
baby bling will be banned for 60 days while suppliers and the accc discuss the product in more detail and tests get underway.