Adairs Panama Bedhead Headboard Recall [Australia]

Adairs Panama Bedhead Headboard Recall [Australia]

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Adairs Retail Group Pty Ltd, a Scoresby, Victoria establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Panama Bedhead / Headboards due to suspected Formaldehyde contamination and consequential risk of pungent irritating odours with eye, nose and throat irritation, all serious health and safety hazards. In addition, the US Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has classified Formaldehyde as a probable human Carcinogen (a Cancer causing agent) under conditions of unusually high or prolonged exposure.


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Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Panama Bedhead / Headboards are subject to this recall:

  • Panama Bedhead, sold in white colour with batch/lot numbers 184836 or 187168

==> No barcodes, APNs, UPCs 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.

According to the ACCC, the recalled Panama Bedhead / Headboards contain high levels of Formaldehyde in the MDF (wood chip) component of the product. Formaldehyde in the MDF may emit a pungent irritating odour and may cause irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. In addition, in high concentrations, the chemical is classed as a probable human Carcinogen (Cancer causing agent).

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Panama Bedside Tables, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to properly treat Formaldehyde poisoning.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Panama Bedhead / Headboards, please search for “headboard” or more generically, “furniture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall notification, please contact Adairs Customer Service on 1300 907 504 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Contact Us Web site at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Formaldehyde contamination, please search for “Formaldehyde” or more generically, “chemical” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Adairs Retail Group Pty Ltd, please search for “Adairs Retail” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2020/18119
Recalls Direct RIN: 12779-2020
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