Wild Republic Children Slap Watch Recall [Australia]


Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Wild Republic Children Slap Watch Recall [Australia]Wild Republic Australasia Pty Ltd., a Geebung, Queensland establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Children Slap Watches with various Character Faces from the Australian marketplace due to suspected component detachment and consequential risks of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage and bowel obstruction, all serious health hazards.

ACCC: http://ht.ly/khHA30rHkkV

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/wild-republic-australasia-pty-ltd-slap-watch-with-various-character-faces

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

  • Children Slap Watch with Various Character Faces, decorative timepieces for children complete with a Silicone strap bracelet/wrist band with the following character face styles (in alphabetical order):
    • Slap Watch Anubis
    • Slap Watch Crocodile
    • Slap Watch Dolphin
    • Slap Watch Dragon Black
    • Slap Watch Dragon Green
    • Slap Watch Giraffe
    • Slap Watch Knight Face
    • Slap Watch Knight Joust
    • Slap Watch Knight with Shield
    • Slap Watch Mummy
    • Slap Watch Panda
    • Slap Watch Princess
    • Slap Watch Pteranodon
    • Slap Watch Sea Turtle
    • Slap Watch Snake
    • Slap Watch Sphinx
    • Slap Watch T-Rex
    • Slap Watch T-Rex Skeleton
    • Slap Watch Tiger
    • Slap Watch Wolf

==> No barcodes, APNs, EANs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Children’s Watches were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in various tourist attractions, zoos, museums, toy stores and gift stores across all Australian states and territories although it is always possible these watches had wider distribution throughout the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the products’ design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Children Watches can be found on the Web site above.

According to the ACCC, the button battery compartment of the recalled Children Watches may not be adequately secured and the batteries may be easily accessible. 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.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Children Watches, please do not let your children use them or play with them. Instead, kindly remove the Watch from them and contact Wild Republic to arrange for a return and refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage and bowel obstruction.

==> 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.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall notification, please contact Wild Republic by phoning 07 3265 5288 during normal business hours, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.wildrepublic.com.au/contact-us/ or by e-mail at sales@wildrepublic.com.au.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Children’s Watches, please search for “watch” 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.

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==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Toys, please search for “toy” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Slap Watch brand, please search for “Slap Watch” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2021/18917
Recalls Direct RIN: 14422-2021
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