Cheap as Chips—Puffer Urchin Ball

Identifying features


What are the defects?

These types of products are banned under Consumer Protection Notice 20 of 2011 because the cord (and "hair") provides a yo-yo effect and can stretch to over the safe limit of 500mm in length.

What are the hazards?

The cord (and "hair") could wind around a child’s neck, especially if swung around the head. The highly elastic and ‘sticky’ nature of the cord (and "hair") can constrict breathing if wound tightly around a child’s neck and cause choking.

What should consumers do?

Return product to any Cheap as Chips store for a full refund.

Traders who sold this product

Cheap as Chips

Where the product was sold
South Australia
Dates available for sale
  • 20 November 2008 - 10 August 2011

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Product category