Monday 10 December 2018

Popular Irish Christmas toy recalled due to safety hazard

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A popular Irish Christmas toy has been recalled by suppliers following a design defect that could prove hazardous to children.

The ‘Lil Frog & Lil Frog Lily Pad’ were recalled due to a design defect with the batteries which could cause a safety issue if the battery cap is removed.

‘Lil Frog & Lil Frog Lily Pad’ toy that was recalled
‘Lil Frog & Lil Frog Lily Pad’ toy that was recalled

Airfield Estate issued a warning to parents after it handed out the toy to kids during their Christmas Experience.

"We have however been assured in writing by our Irish supplier through their UK distributor that the toys (and batteries) in question had been checked and no faults were detected," Airfield Estate said in a statement.

"While this is useful to know we felt it was important to make you aware of the situation and as a precautionary measure, we would like to ask you to return the Lil Frog & Lil Frog Lily Pad without opening the battery cap to Airfield Estate and we will replace it with an alternative gift."

The toy that was handed out at the Christmas Experience can be recalled as follows:

1.     Drop in the Lil Frog & Lil Frog Lily Pad at your convenience to the ticket kiosk at Airfield Estate and pick up your replacement gift.

2.     Post the Lil Frog & Lil Frog Lily Pad back to Airfield Estate, Overend Way, Dundrum, Dublin 14 and we will then send you the replacement gift which will include your postage. Please remember to include your return address.

The estate is also offering all families that return the toy, a complimentary family pass to visit Airfield Estate in 2018.

"Please note that replacement gifts will be available from Thursday 21st December 2017 and that there may be some postage delays at this time of year.

"We deeply regret that this situation has arisen and would like to apologise most sincerely for the inconvenience this may cause you and your family.

"Please contact us by email on enquiry@airfield.ie should you have any further queries in relation to this matter."

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