The Kids Licensed Paw Patrol Digital Watch has been recalled over fears it could cause internal burn injuries to young children.
According to a recall statement from Product Safety Australia, the button battery compartment of the product is not adequately secured, so the button battery in the product may be easily accessible to kids. If ingested, they may suffer internal burn injuries which can result in serious illness and even death.
Consumers are being urged to immediately stop using the product and return it to it's place of purchase for a full refund.
The product was available in-store at Caseys Toys, Freds Toys, IGA Condobolin. Toyland Wendouree and Toyworld Kalgoorlie, as well as online between 1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021.
The Kids Licensed Paw Patrol Digital Watch as recalled. Photo: Product Safety Australia.
Last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), launched the 'Tiny batteries, Big danger' campaign, with the aim to help educate parents and other carers understand the dangers of these tiny batteries and create a safer home environment.
"Once swallowed they can get stuck, and the chemical reaction can burn little ones like me from the inside. Within two hours severe damage can be done," the advertisement says, alongside examples of common household items that contain the small batteries.
"It can take countless operations to heal the wounds and months more to eat normally again. For others, its fatal."