Malmar Enterprises Pty Ltd—Yo-Yo Octopus Ball

Identifying features

Malmar product code: OCTOPUS

What are the defects?

The product is subject to a permanent ban on Yo-Yo Water Balls and similar products. The product has an elastic cord capable of extending to 500mm in length.

What are the hazards?

The cord can stretch to over one metre in length and may wind around a child’s neck, especially if swung around the head, and cause choking. The highly elastic and ‘sticky’ nature of the cord can constrict breathing if wound tightly.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Alternatively, contact Malmar Enterprises by phoning 07 5527 8866 or emailing them at

Traders who sold this product

Discount variety stores

Where the product was sold
New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia
Dates available for sale
  • 21 July 2011 - 14 October 2011

Responsible regulator

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

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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