Parents are warned not to purchase a particular type of child car restraint being sold online that appears to breach Australia’s mandatory safety standards.
Marketed under various names, including ‘Baby Car Seat Pouch’, ‘Portable belt baby car safety seat for 1-5 years old’ and ‘Portable baby car safety seat for 20-40 lbs’, these products are sold through some online retailers and pose potential safety hazards and are likely to fail to protect children adequately in an accident.
For more information, please read the warning notice, available on the Product Safety Australia website at http://www.productsafety.gov.au/cont.../itemId/990357. A copy of the media release is also available.
What to do
If you already have one of these child car restraints, please stop using them immediately and contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.
Further safety tips on using child car restraints are available at http://www.productsafety.gov.au/cont.../itemId/973979.