Recall of Bobangles products from Dymocks, Berkelouw, toy stores

Parents and guardians are urged to keep “secret message” pens and lightbulb keyrings sold across Australia away from children due to concerns that the button batteries in these products could cause choking or serious injury to young children.

Product Safety Australia (PSA) has recalled the “Secret Agent Invisible Spy Pens”, the “Magic UV Pen – Fairies in the Garden” and the “Light Bulb Key Ring” from Australian stationery wholesaler Bobangles.

All three products contain button batteries and, according to the PSA recall notices, do not meet the required standards for products containing button/coin cells.

PSA cautions that there is a risk of choking or serious injury if young children gain access to the button cell batteries and swallow them or insert them into their bodies. PSA also states that consumers may not be aware that the products contain button cell batteries.

The “Secret Agent Invisible Spy Pens” are UV light pens with secret messages that come in a set with a red and a blue pen with the product code “SKU: 26178”.

The “Lightbulb Keyring” is a novel keychain in the shape of a lightbulb with the product code “SKU: 28964”.

PSA points out that the button/coin cells on the “lightbulb keyring” or on the “invisible spy pens for secret agents” are not adequately secured and could fall into the hands of small children.

In addition, the products do not have the required warnings.

“Consumers must stop using the products immediately and keep them out of the reach of children,” PSA said in its recall notice.

“Consumers should return items to where they purchased them to receive a full refund.”

For the third Bobangles product, the “Magic UV Pen – Fairies in the Garden”, consumers are advised to contact Bobangles or the place of purchase to obtain the required warnings that are missing from the pen’s instructions.

The “Magic UV Pen – Fairies in the Garden” is described as a blue UV light pen with a secret message and printed fairy design and has the product code “SKU: 29903”.

All three products were sold between September 15, 2023 and April 3 of this year and were available in various stores nationwide, including drugstores, bookstores, newsstands and toy stores.

A list of retailers is available at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls.

For further information please email reception@bobangles.com.au or call 03 9553 6111 Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 4pm AEST.

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