Spongebob Square Pants Yo-Yo Balls Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: That’s My Capsule Toy Kiosk recalls some Spongebob Square Pants branded Yo-Yo Balls due to choking hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/qZPTh

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1053220

Additional information:2759 - SpongebobSquarePantsYo-YoBalls
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Spongebob Square Pants Yo-Yo Balls are subject to this recall:

  • Stretchable Spongebob Square Pants Yo-Yo Ball

According to the ACCC, these types of products are banned under Consumer Protection Notice 20 of 2011 because the cord provides a yo-yo effect and can stretch to over the safe limit of 500 mm in length. The cord could wind around a child’s neck, especially if swung around the head. The highly elastic and ‘sticky’ nature of the cord can constrict breathing if wound tightly around a child’s neck and cause choking.


ACCC PRA number: 2013/13816
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2759
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