Popular children’s toy recalled over fears of ‘choking and hearing damage’

A safety advisory has been issued for a popular children’s toy sold on eBay Ireland.

Concerns of “choking and hearing damage” have been identified by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission over a set of rubber duckies sold on the online site.

They said: “A safety issue has been identified with a set of rubber duckies being sold on the eBay platform.

“The risk associated with the product is that of choking and hearing damage.

CCPC released this photo of the affected rubber duckies

“The brand is unknown. The type/model number is unknown. The batch number and barcode are unknown.

“The product was sold online through the eBay platform.”

Anyone who has purchased the affected product should stop using it immediately.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission continued: “Given the online availability of this product, it may have been sold to customers in the Republic of Ireland.

“If you have purchased any of these products, please stop using it immediately, dispose of it immediately and keep it out of the reach of children.

“You may wish to contact the online store where you purchased this product to see if there are any remedies available to you.

“This can be done through your user account on the relevant platform.”

More safety advisories were issued last week after Argos was forced to recall popular LED light strips after selling thousands across the country.

The RED5 2M LED strip lights sold in Ireland had a faulty battery compartment in the remote control.

This led to the remote’s battery compartment not locking in some cases, allowing easy access to the dangerous battery.

If swallowed, the battery can cause severe burns to internal organs.

The affected products were manufactured between June and August 2021 and were available from Argos and other distributors.

There are approximately 3,428 products affected in the Republic of Ireland.

If you have purchased any of these products, the CCPC has urged you to “immediately stop using it” and return it to your local Argos store for a full refund. A receipt will not be required.