A CHILDRENS toy which was sold on Amazon to hundreds of Irish consumers has been recalled due to a risk of ‘hearing damage’.
The Bright Starts Jingle and Shake Pal toy rattle has been recalled because when shaken at peak noise levels, it exceeds 110 dB and can damage the inner ear.
The Bright Starts product was sold online through the Amazon platform to 228 consumers in the Republic of Ireland.
The type/model number is 10063 and the barcode is 074451100633.
The product lot number is unknown.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission advised to stop using the rattle immediately.
In a statement released yesterday, a spokesperson said: “A safety issue has been identified with a Bright Starts Jingle and Shake Pal toy rattle sold on the Amazon platform.
“The risk associated with the product is that of hearing damage. The baby shakes the toy and produces a peak noise level above 110dB and damages the inner ear.
“The brand is Bright Starts. The type/model number is 10063. The batch number is unknown. The barcode is 074451100633.
“The product was sold online through the Amazon platform. 228 products were sold to consumers in the Republic of Ireland.
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“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 from which 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.”
Meanwhile, Irish parents have been urged to immediately stop using the HAPPY FUN clothing brand’s raincoat sold on the AliExpress platform.
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said: “A safety issue has been identified with a children’s raincoat sold on the Aliexpress platform.
“The risk associated with the product is that of strangulation.
“The drawstring presents an entrapment hazard that can lead to strangulation.
“The brand is HAPPY FUN. The type/model number is unknown. The batch number is unknown. The barcode is unknown.
“The product was sold online through the Aliexpress platform.”
They urged people to “discontinue use immediately, dispose of the product immediately, and keep it out of the reach of children.”