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PRODUCT RECALL: Woolworths Macro Organic Baby Food Pouches

Woolworths are recalling three varieties of 120g Macro Organic baby food pouches.

Details of the affected products are:

  • Macro Organic Lamb & Sweet Potato 120g –
    • Best Before: 11/SEP/14   Batch: 13254
    • Best Before: 13/SEP/14   Batch: 13256
  • Macro Organic Beef with Vegetables & Rice 120g – Best Before: 12/SEP/14   Batch: 13255
  • Macro Organic Chicken with Sweetcorn & Pasta 120g – Best Before 13/SEP/14   Batch: 13256

These products were sold at Woolworths, Safeway, Thomas Dux, Food for Less or Flemings supermarkets nationally between 11 September 2013 and 16 October 2013.

The batch and ‘best before’ details can be found on the back of the product. While only products made in these specific batches are affected, Woolworths will accept any returns of these products that are currently in date to reassure customers.

This product is being recalled due to the possibility of contamination where the spout at the top of the pack has pierced the packaging of some products.  Woolworths was alerted to the issue by a small number of customer complaints.

These products should not be consumed and customers can return it to their nearest store for a full refund.

Woolworths apologises for any inconvenience caused by this recall.  Customers can call the toll-free customer service number for more information on 1800 103 515.

Measles Outbreak: Queensland Health Warning

Measles outbreak 2013

Queensland is currently experiencing a measles outbreak, with 21 cases reported so far this year.

Measles is an acute, highly infectious illness which can cause serious complications such as pneumonia (lung infection) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).  It can spread very easily so anyone who has not had two measles containing vaccinations, or who is not sure, is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

The measles vaccine is free from your local doctor for anyone born from 1966 and after. People born before 1966 are considered immune due to growing up at a time when everyone had measles in early childhood.


Symptoms

It usually takes about 10 days for measles symptoms to show, but can take from 7 to 18 days.

The early symptoms of measles include:

  • fever
  • tiredness
  • coughing
  • runny nose
  • red inflamed eyes.

These symptoms usually become more severe over the first three days.

In the early stages of infection, small white spots on a red base may appear in the mouth on the inside of the cheek. This is followed by a blotchy, dark red rash, usually beginning at the hairline. The rash will spread to the entire body over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Typically, the person will feel most unwell for the first couple of days after the rash appears. The rash usually disappears after 6 days.


Treatment and prevention

Vaccination is the only way to prevent measles.

People with measles should be excluded from work, school or childcare centres for at least 4 days after the appearance of the rash. Anyone who has been in contact with a person with measles and has not been vaccinated, or has any condition that compromises their immune system, should be excluded from school and childcare for 14 days from the day the rash appeared in the person diagnosed with measles.

There is no specific treatment for measles. The symptoms are usually treated with rest, plenty of fluids, and paracetamol to lessen pain or fever. Do not use aspirin for treating fever in children.

The measles virus is very contagious. A person may be infectious from about 5 days before the onset of the rash until about 4 days after the rash appears.

The virus is spread through coughing and sneezing or through direct contact with secretions from the nose or mouth.

Further information

PRODUCT RECALL: Coles Nappy Recall (Dry Fit Nappies)

Coles Nappy Recall

A voluntary Coles nappy recall is being carried out on their Dry Fit Nappy packs (all varieties & pack sizes) after a local mum discovered her daughter choking from loose fibres.

The product is being recalled as a precaution and no other nappies are affected.

Customers should not use this product but return it to their nearest Coles or BI-LO store for a full refund.  For more information and if you have any queries, please contact Coles Customer Care on 1800 061 562.

For full details on the Coles Nappy Recall, please click here: http://bit.ly/197J5wm

To see the orignal Facebook post that sent the story viral, please click here: http://on.fb.me/16OzFpz

 

Coles Nappy Recall

PRODUCT RECALL – Target Multi-Purpose Locks

Multi-purpose locks

Product recall on Target multi-purpose locks to prevent babies and young children from opening cupboards.

Identifying features

Keycode 4552 6404

What are the defects?

It has been identified that the plastic cap on the lock can be removed by an infant.

What are the hazards?

If the plastic cap is removed, this may pose a potential ingestion/inhalation hazard to small children.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st January 2008 – 29th August 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Target Australia Pty Ltd and Target Country stores

Supplier

Target Australia Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

http://target.com.au

 

What should consumers do?

Customers should immediately cease using the product and return it to any Target or Target Country store for a full refund.

HEALTH WARNING – Measles Outbreak

NSW Health Alert – Watch Out For Measles

NSW Health is today warning the public to be alert to the symptoms of measles after three young men were confirmed to have been in the community while infectious with measles in the last week.

Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of Communicable Diseases at NSW Health said that measles is highly contagious among people who are not fully immunised.

“Measles is highly infectious and is spread through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms can include fever, tiredness, runny nose, cough and sore red eyes which usually last for several days before a red, blotchy rash appears. Complications can range from an ear infection and diarrhoea to pneumonia or swelling of the brain,” Dr Sheppeard said.

She advised that the three young men (aged 25 – 35 years) have recently spent time in Earlwood, Hurlstone Park, Alexandria and Waterloo, while potentially infectious with measles. The men also visited local medical centres in Rozelle, Croydon, Rockdale as well as the Royal Prince Alfred Emergency Department while infectious during the past week.

The time from exposure to the onset of symptoms is typically around 10 days but can be as long as 21 days, so there may be other cases in the community now or people who will be developing symptoms over the next few weeks.

Dr Sheppeard advised parents of infants or other people who aren’t fully vaccinated against measles to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles.

“If symptoms develop please phone ahead when seeking medical attention to ensure you don’t share the waiting area with other patients,” Dr Sheppeard said.

“Measles is now a rare disease but it is important to emphasise it is currently circulating in the community and that people who have not had two doses of vaccine may be at risk.”

“We encourage anyone who has not previously been vaccinated to do so. Children should receive two doses of vaccine, one at 12 months and the second at 18 months. Children over 18 months who have not had their second dose of measles vaccine can be vaccinated now. Anyone born after 1966 should have two doses of vaccine (at least 4 weeks apart).”

“If you haven’t already been immunised, NSW Health offers free MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) vaccine through GPs for people up to 47 years of age.”

Digital Thermometers – Essential for keeping cool under pressure

digital thermometers

It’s tough for the whole family when the little ones are sick, and arming yourself with the best knowledge and tools is one way of getting through the worst of it.

Luckily Oricom can help, their non-contact or non-probe digital thermometers offer fast, safe and accurate readings with minimal risk of virus transmission.

A fever is usually the body’s way of fighting an infection and will not harm your baby, however, in some cases, it may be more serious. If you are concerned always consult a doctor.

How to take your baby’s temperature:

For the most accurate results with non-contact and non-probe thermometer, take baby’s temperature at the temple or if there is sweat present, behind the ear.

Follow the instructions for your thermometer, remembering that temperature can be affected by the way in which the reading is taken as well as environmental factors.

Normal body temperature does vary, however, your baby is considered to have a fever if they are under three months and have a temperature of 38 degrees C or more or under six months and have a temperature of 39 degrees C or more.

To find out more about the Oricom Range of Thermometers, or for a list of retailers, simply head to: http://www.oricom.com.au/oricom-baby-care/digital-thermometers.html

PRODUCT RECALL – Saving for Aussie Canterbury Cot

Aussie Canterbury Cot

RECALL on NZ pine Canterbury sleigh baby 3 in 1 cot with drawer, teeth rail, and toddler bed in white or “espresso” colour

Identifying features

Item No.: 158-1. 158-2. 258-1. 258-2
Manufacture date: June 2013

What are the defects?

The baby cot doesn’t comply with the mandatory Australian Standard AS/NZS 2172:2003. There were multiple failures due to labelling errors and the depth of the cot was incorrect.

What are the hazards?

Due to non-compliance with the mandatory standard, there is a potential for finger or limb entrapment to occur near the cot drop side.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st June 2013 – 27th August 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Saving for Aussie

Supplier

Saving for Aussie

Supplier’s web site

http://stores.ebay.com.au/savingforaussie2011

What should consumers do?

An email will be sent to affected consumers. Consumers should cease using the baby cot immediately and arrange for the replacement parts to be delivered free of charge or to request a full refund.

Other regulator reference numbers

1705316


PRODUCT RECALL OzPlaza.Living – Wooden Sleigh 3 in 1 Baby Cot

Wooden Sleigh Baby Cot

Product Recall on Nationally Sold Wooden Sleigh Baby Cot

Product description

Wooden sleigh 3 in 1 baby cot

Identifying features

BABY-COT-BC26-WH-A
BABY-COT-BC26-WH-B
BABY-COT-BC26-WAL-A
BABY-COT-BC26-WAL-B
BABY-COT-BC26-NAT-A
BABY-COT-BC26-NAT-B
BABY-COT-BC26-TEA-A
BABY-COT-BC26-TEA- B

What are the defects?

The cot does not comply with the mandatory Australian standard, AS/NZS 2172:2003 Cots for household use—safety requirements. There were multiple failures related to labelling and non-compliance with the requirements for drop sides of cots.

What are the hazards?

Due to the non-compliance with the mandatory standard, there is a potential for finger or limb entrapment to occur near the cot drop side.

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Sold at http://stores.ebay.com.au/ozplaza-living

Supplier

New Aim

What should consumers do?

An email will be sent to affected owners. Consumers should cease using the cots immediately and arrange for either replacement parts to be delivered free of charge or to opt for a full refund.

Consumers can contact OzPlaza.Living via email cs@ozplaza-vic.com.au or by phoning (03) 9376 0841 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays.

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Win a Swag of Showbags

Win a Swag of Showbags

Scoop the pool and win this swag of showbags, full of fun and treats for all the family.

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  • Buggyboo Wall Art – 4 x A3 Poster Prints
  • Foodland South Australian Gourmet Foodie Bag
  • Charlesworth Nuts Insatiable Bag ($30 alone!)
  • Men’s Health (For Dad)
  • A LIttle Touch of Luxury (For Mum)
  • Bertie Beetle MEGA bag (yep there’s 50 of them too!)
  • Building Blocks (just like Lego)
  • Princess
  • Sour Gummy Bears
  • Red Rock Chips

The entry form below contains a number of different ways that you can earn entries into the competition.  Simply tell us in 25 words or less your favourite showbag was a kid and why to be in the draw.  The rest are all bonus ways of earning entries so it’s entirely up to you!

Share with your friends, enter today and bring some the fun and thrills of the Royal Adelaide show back home to your kids!

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