Kmart releases updated list of recalled items

Kmart 23/07/2019

A popular Kmart chair has joined the retailer's list of withdrawn or recalled products.

The $55 timber Occasional Chair, which was a hit with interior designers in New Zealand and across the ditch, has been withdrawn from stores for a "potential quality issue".

The chair joins 31 items on Kmart's recall list, which features everything from a spiral vegetable cutter to a floor lamp. 

One of the most recently recalled products was the Wooden Shape Sorter House, an interactive toy for young children. Kmart says it was discovered that if the product was dropped, small screws from the toy's handle could become loose and pose a choking hazard.

The Trolls Plastic Sipper Cup with Eggs, Wooden Train and Kids II Oball Rattle (only sold in Australia) have also been deemed choking hazards and recalled.

Importer First Mart was fined $45,000 on Monday for selling unsafe Peppa Pig knock-off toys which the Commerce Commission found could constitute a choking risk due to small parts easily coming loose. 

The Commission's mandatory safety standard requires that toys designed for children younger than three are not small enough to be swallowed nor do they contain small removable parts.

Many of Kmart's recalled products are designed for young children, including a line of kids' skate helmets with malfunctioning straps that may fail to protect a child's head in a fall or accident. 

The company behind the Little Live Pet Range, sold in Kmart stores, voluntarily recalled two toys in 2016 because of an alarming design defect: removal of the batteries cap can cause it to become "projectile" and leak, causing potential chemical and injury hazards. 

Several Kmart products designed to contain hot beverages have been recalled due to glass "separating" upon contact with boiling water, including the Ice Tea and Coffee Brewer and the 360ml Glass Travel Cup, which were discontinued in February and April respectively. 

Anyone who owns a recalled product is advised to stop using it immediately and return it to their local Kmart store for a full refund. 

See the full list of recalled items below.

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Kmart product recalls:

360ml Glass Travel Cup, available at Kmart between December 2018 and April 2019 

6V Mini Quad, available at Kmart between October 2015 and April 2016 

Homemaker 20cm Chrome Round Green Fan, available at Kmart between September 2015 and March 2016 

Ice Tea & Coffee Brewer, available at Kmart between 31 December 2018 and 28 February 2019 

Wooden Shape Sorter House, available at Kmart between 14 January 2019 and 15 February 2019 

Remote Control 1:6 ATV Madness, available at Kmart between 30 October 2018 and 27 December 2018 

Jarvis Walker Platinum Adult PFD1 Lifejacket, available at Kmart between July 2011 to December 2015

Jarvis Walker Adult PFD1 Lifejacket, Single and Twin Pack, available at Kmart between January 2012 to October 2017

2 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster, available at Kmart between September 2016 to November 2017

Portable Single Burner Stove, available at Kmart between December 2015 to April 2017 **Please note that this is an updated notice to include the Jackeroo brand. Both the Active & Co. and Jackeroo brands bear the same model number. 

Wooden Train, available at Kmart between January 2017 to April 2017

Trolls Plastic Sipper Cup with Eggs, available at Kmart from February 2017 to 30th March 2017

Kids II Oball Rattle, available at Kmart from January 2017

Little Live Pets Lil Frog, available at Kmart from September 2016

Kambrook Essentials Microwave Oven, available at Kmart between 2008 - September 2013

Spiral Vegetable Cutter, available at Kmart between July 2015 - September 2016

6V Mini Quad, available at Kmart between October 2015 - April 2016

Homemaker 20cm Chrome Round Green Fan, available at Kmart between September 2015 - March 2016

Metal Chairs, available at Kmart between July 2014 - March 2016

Beauty Co. Hair Dryers, available at Kmart between January 2015 - February 2016

Zara 80 x 80cm Collage Frame (black/white), available at Kmart between 15 October 2015 - 5 January 2016

7cm Claydough Haning Decorations, available at Kmart between October 2010 - November 2015

Homemaker Nutritional Drink Blender, available at Kmart between June 2015 - September 2015

Gifrls' Nightwear, available at Kmart between August 2015 - September 2015

Pack of 4 Homemaker Mugs, available at Kmart between January 2015 - June 2015

Gerry Upright Floor Lamp, available at Kmart between May 2007 - May 2015

Hammock on Metal Stand, Purchased at Kmart between August 2014-March 2015

Skate Helmets, available at Kmart between October 2012 - April 2014

Apple Cutter, purchased at Kmart between July 2014 - September 2014

Performer Powerboards, purchased at Kmart between June 2011 - October 2014

Performer Airbag Compatible Seat Cover, purchased at Kmart between August 2013 - January 2015