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Southern Cross Promotions Ltd has recalled its LED light hand spinner fidget toys. The toys do not have a secured battery compartment. Young children could gain access to the button batteries and ingest them. This could cause internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. The batteries can also pose a choking hazard.
The LED light model is affected. 2482 units were sold through Nitrous Spinner Kiosks between May 10th and May 22nd at Westfield Albany, St Lukes and Manakau malls in Auckland; Sylvia Park mall in Auckland and Bayfair mall in Tauranga.
Return the product to the Nitrous Spinner Kiosk where purchased for a full refund or exchange for an alternate product.
For more information, contact Southern Cross Promotions Ltd on 0800 550 551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Australian sister organisation, Choice, conducted this test as part of a campaign to get the government to tighten the law around the sale of button batteries.
Button batteries are coin-sized batteries common in a wide variety of devices including remote controls, singing Christmas cards, bathroom scales and car keys. When these batteries come in contact with bodily fluids an electric current is created. This leads to the production of hydroxide which is caustic and in turn this can result in tissue necrosis, serious throat damage (such as permanent loss of voice) or in extreme cases has proven fatal.
Trading Standards (as part of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) is engaged in an international collaboration, with the US, Australia, Japan and Korea, which is looking at possible longer term options to address the risks.
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