Product Recall: Early Learning Centre Shape Sorter Toys


Product Recall: Early Learning Centre Shape Sorter

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Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Modern Brands Pty Ltd., a Dee Why, New South Wales establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorters Toys from the Australian marketplace due to suspected component detachment and consequential risks of choking, laceration, oral damage, suffocation, ingestion, GI tract damage and sepsis, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

ACCC: https://bit.ly/3BaLkWk

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/modern-brands-pty-ltd-%E2%80%94-early-learning-centre-little-senses-lights-sounds-shape-sorter

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Children’s Lights & Sounds Shape Sorter Toys are subject to this recall:

  • Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorter Toys , consisting of a sensory shape sorter toys with six (6) different coloured and textured shapes for young children ranging in ages from 6 months to 36 months and sold with an item code/SKU of 145795

==> No barcodes, APNs, 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 Lights & Sounds Shape Sorter Toys were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in all Australian states from the following retailers: Amazon, Baby Bunting, Baby Village, David Jones, Discount Toy Co, Ed Resources, Independent specialist toy retailers, Kogan Australia, Ozsale, Q Store, selected Toyworld stores and The Iconic, although it is always possible these toy products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the toy’s design and retail presentation.

According to the ACCC, Modern Brands Pty has recalled certain batch/lots of Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorters Toys from the Australian marketplace due to suspected component detachment and consequential risks of choking, laceration, oral damage, suffocation, ingestion, GI tract damage and sepsis to those who utilize the product in a reasonable manner expected with its intended design and anticipated use.

In this case, the Toy’s red sorting cube, a component with a clear top, may break while in use. If this defect occurs, it may release a small ball that may be inhaled and/or ingested.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Early Learning Centre Little Senses Lights & Sounds Shape Sorters Toys, please do not use them nor allow your children to play with or near them. Instead, immediately remove the Red Cube from the Sorter Toys and safely dispose of this part only. Parents and other caregivers should then contact Modern Brands to request a replacement Red Cube, free of charge.

You can read more about Australia’s Mandatory standard for the design and construction of Toys for children up to and including 36 months here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/product-safety-laws/safety-standards-bans/mandatory-standards/toys-for-children-up-to-and-including-36-months-of-age.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 0-0-0, your closest hospital or emergency centre equipped to properly treat falls, laceration, concussion, bone fracture and/or central nervous system (“CNS”) injury.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall notification, please contact Modern Brands by e-mail at elcshapesorter@modernbrands.com.au.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2022/19556
Recalls Direct RIN: 16227-2022
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