Adelaide Show GM Michelle Hocking talks about the showbag selection for this year’s event. Courtesy: Roxanne Wilson/The Advertiser
A TOY Stanley knife and spray paint cans are among the items that have been pulled from showbags following a safety audit on the eve of the family event.
Consumer and Business Services inspected almost 400 showbags and more than 1500 individual items in preparation for the Royal Show.
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Dini Soulio said that six items with incorrect labelling and potential safety issues had been removed.
The greatest concern was the inclusion of spray paint cans in two different showbags, as well as a toy Stanley knife with a sharp tip, an umbrella with sharp points and incorrectly labelled goods such as sunglasses and make-up.
“We have worked to remove items we consider dangerous or unsafe, but at the same time, encourage parents to keep sharp or easily broken items away from young children to prevent injuries and potentially harmful safety issues,” Mr Soulio said.
“ … We certainly do not support the supply and distribution of spray paint which may end up in the hands of young children.
“Our officers also had concerns with items that had easily detachable parts which revealed sharp points, so we have worked with the providers to…
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