Consumer Protection has banned 34 novelty items that were part of showbags at this year’s Perth Royal Show for failing safety inspections.
Officers discovered 14 non-compliant items in 131 showbags and 20 items planned to be sold by stallholders during the annual inspection.
Unsafe items include toys, jewellery and other novelties. There were also ingredient labelling issues with some cosmetics and toiletries.
The majority of toys didn’t comply with new button battery safety standards, which require batteries to be contained in a secure compartment and pass compliance tests. The batteries also must be sold in child-resistant packaging and display a correct warning and emergency advice.
It’s the first time that items sold by stallholders at the Show have been inspected along with the contents of showbags.