Bean bag supplier gives undertaking to ACCC

Published: 
8 Feb 2008

SlumberTrek Pty Ltd, the supplier of the Elmo shaped bean bag cover, has provided a court enforceable undertaking to the ACCC following concerns raised that the Elmo bean bag did not contain the required warning label:

"WARNING: Small Lightweight Beads Present a Severe Danger to Children if Swallowed or Inhaled." 

The warning label is required under a prescribed consumer product safety standard.

The undertaking provides that SlumberTrek will publish a warning notice on its website and will implement a Trade Practices Compliance Program.

Previously, the Federal Court had made orders by consent in relation to Kmart Australia supplying the Elmo bean bag without the required warning label.

SlumberTrek, in conjunction with Kmart, has recalled the product. Consumers are encouraged to return any Elmo bean bag covers without the warning label to Kmart.

Contact details

Media inquiries

Mr Graeme Samuel, Chairman, (03) 9290 1812 or 0408 335 555
Mr Derek Farrell, ACCC NT Regional Director, (08) 8946 9610
Ms Lin Enright, Media, (02) 6243 1108 or 0414 613 520

Release # MR 023/08

General inquiries

Infocentre 1300 302 502

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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