Water toy urgently recalled due to increased ‘risk of drowning’

A popular snorkeling wand used by children while swimming has been urgently removed from shelves after it was discovered it could lead to an ‘increased risk of drowning’.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued an urgent recall of the Decathlon Snorkelling Wand inflatable float.

The product has been found not to comply with the requirements of the “Consumer Goods (Water Toys) Safety Standard 2020”.

As a result, the risk of child drowning is increased.

Camera iconAn urgent recall has been issued for Decathlon Australia’s Inflatable Snorkel Wand. ACCC Credit: Provided

“Users may not be aware of important safety information regarding the use of the product,” the warning reads.

There are concerns of an “increased risk of drowning” if the product is not used as intended.

Consumers are warned to “immediately stop” using the product.

They were told to return the toy to Decathlon for a full refund.

Supplied Editorial Urgent reminder on the inflatable snorkeling wand.  Photo: ACCC
Camera iconIt is feared that this could lead to an increased risk of drowning. ACCC Credit: Provided

The product was sold online nationwide.

It was also sold in stores in NSW in Tempe, Auburn and Miranda; and Box Hill, Moorabbin, Knoxfield and South Morang in Victoria.

The recall affects all products sold from March 2020 through August 2022.

Consumers wishing more information can contact the Decathlon Customer Relations Center by chat on www.decathlon.com.au or by e-mail at contact@decathlon.com.