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Everyday item urgently recalled over fears it could cause death


A common button battery is being urgently recalled over fears it could cause severe internal burn injuries or death to young children.

A recall notice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the Panasonic CR2016 Lithium coin battery 3V was sold without a warning label required for the product.

It added there was a risk of choking, which could result in severe internal burns or death.

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“Consumers should immediately stop using the battery and keep it out of reach of children,” the recall notice states.

The ACCC says the product was missing a warning label. Credit: ACCC

Customers are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.

The item was sold at various stores across Australia and online and any products sold between June 1 2022 and April 21 2023 should be returned.

Stores where product was sold

  • Spar – Caboolture, Morayfield, Southtown, Wishart, Chirn Park and Chevron Island
  • Foodworks -Mt Warran Park, Wynnum West, Kooralbyn, Paradise Point, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Wollongbar, Clifton, Withcott, Wellington Point, Civic Fair and Jindalee
  • IGA – Bellingen, Sorrento, Coonabarabran
  • Ned’s – Aldinga and Pasadena
  • Friendly Grocer – Redcliffe and Karana Downs
  • Bronberg Grocer
  • MMK Walsh Bay

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Source: 7News