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URGENT RECALL: Panadol Syringe Dosing Device for Children’s Panadol 1 Month – 2 Years (Baby Drops)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is initiating a recall of Children’s Panadol Baby Drops Syringe dosing device due to possible inaccurate placement of the dosing indicator on the syringe.

Following initial investigations, this appears to be a rare incident and a low safety risk, however in the best interests of consumer safety and in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), we have decided to undertake a voluntary recall.

GSK is requesting that consumers check their Children’s Panadol Baby Drops product that comes with a syringe. If you are uncertain if your syringe is affected please consult your pharmacist. If the syringe is incorrect it should be returned to the pharmacy or the consumer can call the GSK Product Information line on 1800 650 123.
It is important to note that the Children’s Panadol liquid within the bottle is safe to use. The only component impacted is the syringe, no other Children’s Panadol or Panadol products are affected. Therefore, consumers may choose to dispose of the incorrect syringe and continue using the product with another suitable syringe.
Dosing indicators on the Children’s Panadol Baby Drops syringe begin from the bottom of the syringe, near the tip (as seen in the bottom picture below).

“If a child has been dosed using an incorrect syringe following the label instructions, there is a low risk to the health of the child,” Dr Andrew Yeates, Medical Director GSK Australia said.

“However if you have any concerns that your child may have received too much Children’s Panadol®, or If an overdose is taken or suspected, ring the Poisons Information Centre (Australia131 126) or go to the hospital immediately even if your child feels well because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage if left untreated.
“Pharmacists and doctors have been advised of the situation and have been asked to apply clinical judgement should a patient experience a worsening of their symptoms,” said Dr. Andrew Yeates.
As the manufacturer, GSK is conducting a thorough investigation and appropriate actions are being taken to ensure that this situation does not occur again.
Patient safety, quality and continued supply of medicines to consumers and patients are key objectives of GSK.
When using Panadol® ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the temporary relief of pain and fever. Incorrect use could be harmful. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

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.


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

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.”

PRODUCT RECALL – Baby Jogger Carseat Adaptor for Strollers


Car seat adaptor for Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor for Single, Select, Versa, and Double strollers manufactured between April 2012 and September 20, 2012.

Identifying features

Model no: BJ90121, BJ90321, BJ90221

What are the defects?

The car seat adaptor support bars can fail, posing a fall hazard to children.

What are the hazards?

If the adaptor fails whilst in use the product poses a fall hazard to children.

Dates available for sale

  • 2nd June 2012 – 2nd June 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Baby Bunting and Mothercare nationally
Bubs and Pram Warehouse in Queensland and New South Wales
Baby Time Victoria and Baby Junction South Australia.


The Amazing Baby Company

Supplier’s web site

What should consumers do?

Cease using the product immediately and contact The Amazing Baby Company for a replacement part. For further information please contact the Amazing Baby Company on 1300 661 885 or email

Win a Britax Strider Compact & Steelcraft Infant Carrier valued at $1,128

Thanks to our gorgeous friends at Britax & Steelcraft, we’re giving one lucky member a Britax Strider Compact & Steelcraft Infant Carrier. Total value $1,128

Congratulations Rachel M – you’re the lucky winner!  Please check your inbox for full details on how to claim your prize!

The Britax Strider Compact (RRP $799.00) is more lightweight and smaller than ever before! It gives busy parents the perfect travel solution; your precious passengers will travel in smooth comfort with the Strider Compact’s new ‘dual bearing’ rear wheels that offer a softer ride and premium manoeuvrability for tight shopping aisles. The front lockable swivel wheels provide confidence over rough terrain and the quick release wheels have a one-touch brake making it hassle-free to get back on the road. The Strider Compact is available in Red, Black, Shell or Forest.

Compatible with the Strider Compact, the Steelcraft Infant Carrier (RRP $329.00) allows you to move your child in their infant carrier from the car to stroller without waking in one smooth action. The fold back canopy designed to shield your little one from direct sunlight and the ample head support and harness pads provide ultimate comfort and safety for your little one.

With an ergonomic handle, mums can carry on their forearm with ease, this lightweight carrier maximises comfort for both mum and bub.


To be in the running to win this fab prize, simply complete the entry form below and get 6/6 to have a complete and valid entry


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PRODUCT RECALL: JFK Group Company Limited—Toy Sand Truck 42.5cm

Toy Sand Truck

Product description

42.5cm sand truck with accessories

Identifying features

Model: JMF58967
APN: 0016769589670

What are the defects?

The product may produce small parts and does not comply with the mandatory safety standard for toys for children up to and including 36 months of age (Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2003, as amended by the regulation).

What are the hazards?

Small parts may present a choking hazard to infants.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st November 2012 – 30th May 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Traders who sold this product



JFK Group Company Limited

What should consumers do?

Consumers should discontinue use of the toy truck immediately and return the toy truck to their nearest Myer store for a full refund.

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Win Tickets & a VIP Meet & Greet with Elmo in Adelaide!

Sesame Street are coming to town and YOU can win a Meet & Greet with Elmo in Adelaide!

One lucky winner will receive a Family Pass (4 tickets) to the show PLUS get to meet Elmo personally in a VIP Meet & Greet!

The Sesame Street gang – Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe, Cookie Monster and Elmo use the letters of the alphabet to navigate a voyage through imagination that sees them visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia!

Elmo and his friends have fun learning how people sing, dance and say hello all over the world. However, things don’t go to plan when Cookie Monster eats the letter “C”. Can Abby Cadabby find the right magic spell to help?

Along the way, audiences will hear a sensational tale from The Count, help some travelling rubber-duckies find a place to stay with Bert and Ernie, and see the Sesame Street gang make a new friend; the gorgeous, gregarious, globe-trotter from the Gold Coast – Lady Baa Baa – proving its more fun to be mutton than lamb. Featuring a bunch of classic Sesame Street songs alongside some catchy new tunes, SESAME STREET PRESENTS ELMO’S WORLD TOUR has delighted fans of all ages around the nation.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit:

To enter, simply complete the entry form below and you’re in the running!  Be sure to specify your city so we can include you in the right draw!


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Win 1 of 3 Disney on Ice Prize Packs!

Prepare to be wowed as you enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.

Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves, see Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Witness high flying jumps, daring acrobatics and breathtaking skating as you discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin and watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true.

Visit for more information and to view a clip of the show.



Thanks to Disney, we’ve got a Family Pass (4 people) plus a Merchandise pack to give away to one lucky family in each of the following cities:

Brisbane – Thursday June 27, 11am

Melbourne – Thursday July 4, 2.30pm

Sydney – Wednesday July 10, 3.30pm

To enter, simply complete the entry form below and when you have 20/20 entries, you’re in the draw!

Winners will be drawn on  20th  June and notified by email.


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The Shape of A Mother – A Story of Taryn Brumfitt

story of a mother

Taryn Brumfitt, whose pictures showing her post-pregnancy body have gone viral, joins us with an important message about loving the way you look before and after having a baby.

The gorgeous Taryn Brumfitt is now receiving well deserved attention after sharing her journey and and encouraging us all to LOVE OUR BODIES!

She appeared on Channel Nine’s Today Show this week after the above post on Facebook reached over 2 million views!  Goes to show it’s something we can all relate to!

The Body Image Movement is a “movement” to recognise and value real beauty from the inside out. Our role is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism, this includes encouraging woman to be more accepting of who they are, to talk a positive body language (about their own bodies and others) and to prioritise their health before beauty.

Her ‘Body Lovin’ Guide eBook’ is incredible value at just $19.95 – click here to order yours now!

Plus, jump on over to her website and Facebook page and keep across all the amazing things she is doing for women around the world!

Well done Taryn, you’re a true inspiration!

Check out her Today story here:




Guess who’s coming to the 2013 Mother’s May Lunch!

Grab your girlfriends and join Belinda & the team from ABB on Friday May 10th at the National Wine Centre as we raise much needed funds for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation. Enjoy sparkling wine on arrival (bubbles, yum!), followed by a delightful two-course lunch, complimented with tasty Wirra Wirra Wines, all hosted by 5AA’s Belinda Heggen.

This year ABB are a proud partner of the Mother’s May Lunch and as such are offering tickets to join us on the ABB tables for an afternoon of laughter, fun & time to invest back in ME as we celebrate women, and say ‘thank you’ to our mums while helping to raise much needed funds. 

I’m sure we’re all touched in one way or another by the wonderful work of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital and look forward to supporting such a valuable cause to help touch thousands of families each year.

In 2013, their very special guests will be:-

  • Debora Krizak – accomplished performer and published author, born and bred in Adelaide
  • Mrs Liz Scarce – wife of His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia
  • Gill Hicks – Adelaide born International hero and inspirational mum, founder of London-based not-for-profit M.A.D for Peace, a motivational speaker, author, curator and trustee for several cultural organizations.

Clinical evidence suggests that creating a child-friendly environment and providing distraction through play and recreation, can not only lower anxiety and pain but also improve recovery rates. This means that through play, recreation and fun, children feel better and get well faster.

The WCH Foundation has set up The Kids FUNd to help the Hospital feel more like home for the child patients at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Gifts from just a few dollars to a few thousand dollars make a big difference to sick kids.

The Kids FUNd works with Hospital staff and play therapists to purchase the things they need to provide entertainment, distraction, play therapy and recreation for sick children. It may be crayons, pencils or art and craft supplies. It could be games and books or a teddy bear to cuddle. It also includes projects like the Pediatric Emergency Department – complete with bright wall graphics and aquarium, to the Nuclear Medicine Department’s special distraction graphics for young patients undergoing procedures.

Tickets for the lunch are $95 each.  If you’d like to join us on our ABB tables please email Belinda at to arrange your tickets.


Thanks to Luncheon Partners for their valuable support!

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