QLD: Bleach tablets recalled

Published: 
19 Nov 2013

A brand of bleach tablets have been recalled after the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) identified the product not being supplied in re-sealable child resistant container.

Impulse Variety Products Pty Ltd’s 24 pack of bleach tablets were found to be in violation of the packaging and labelling requirements stipulated in the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).

Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said advice from Queensland Health indicated this product was not labelled with the correct safety information and the tablets were not contained in a child resistant and resealable package.

“Bleach tablets, if not kept away from children in child resistant packaging, can pose a serious ingestion and poisoning hazard to small children,” Mr Bauer said.

“The tablets look like confectionary, which may entice children to put them in their mouths.

“The trader cooperated fully with OFT and recalled the product on 14 November.”

Traders who sold this product in Queensland include Prices Plus, Choice the Discounter, Fair Dinkum Bargains, Flash Harrys, King Kong Sales, Stacks Variety Stores, Wayne’s World and What’s Cheap.

Consumers should either return the goods to the place of purchase for a full refund or make sure they are well out of reach of small children and safely stored in a secure container in a well ventilated area.

More information about the recall of Impulse Variety Products Pty Ltd Bleach Tablets 24 Pack can be found at www.recalls.gov.au.

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