St John Ambulance First Aid Kit Recall [Australia]


Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: St John Ambulance First Aid Kit Recall [Australia]St John Ambulance Australia, a Burnwood, New South Wales establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Tiny Tots First Aid Kits due to suspected component detachment and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, burns and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

ACCC: http://ht.ly/z8BO30nEqgC

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/st-john-ambulance-australia-tiny-tots-first-aid-kit

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following First Aid Kits are subject to this recall:

  • Tiny Tots First Aid Kits, consisting of boxed first aid supplies designed to assist a person to treat minor first aid incidents. Each of the recalled First Aid Kits includes an Electronic Thermometer, the specific subject of this recall.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, APNs or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Tiny Tots First Aid Kits can be found on the Web site above.

According to the ACCC, the battery compartment of the Electronic Thermometer included in this First Aid Kit may not be adequately secured allowing possible access to the small “button” batteries if the product is dropped on a hard surface.

If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

In addition, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Tiny Tots First Aid Kits, please do not use them nor let your child play with or near them. Instead, kindly remove the Electronic Thermometer and discard it. You can contact St John Ambulance for a free replacement Electronic Thermometer by phoning 1300 956 625 during normal business hours or by e-mail at team1@stjohn.org.au.

==> Small “button” batteries pose special ingestion risks to small children. Devices using them in the home or school should be closely examined and monitored for any breakage or other unintended access that could allow these batteries to be swallowed or otherwise ingested.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous First Aid Kits, please search for “First Aid Kit” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning products that pose a Choking hazard, please search for “choking” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning products that pose an Ingestion hazard, please search for “ingestion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by St John Ambulance Australia, please search for “St John Ambulance” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2019/17301
Recalls Direct RIN: 11103-2019
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