The thermometer in this kit is primarily used in the home to measure a person's body temperature.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been advised that Safety 1st Complete Healthcare Kits (Item Number: 49773; Barcode Number 8439254291) contain a thermometer which displays the temperature reading in degrees Fahrenheit rather than degrees Celsius.
In Australia, temperature readings must be displayed in degrees Celsius.
If the person reading the temperature display is not aware that the reading is in degrees Fahrenheit they may unnecessarily seek treatment for a high temperature.
The units affected were sold through Kmart, Target, Toys R Us & Independent Retail stores nationally between April 2011 and June 2011.
Information for consumers
Discontinue use of the thermometer.
Contact IGC Dorel Customer Service to arrange for a free replacement thermometer to be sent directly to you. Alternatively, return the kit to the place of purchase for a full refund.
If you require any further information please contact the IGC Dorel Customer Service line on 1300 809 526 between 9.00am and 4:30pm (AEST) Monday - Friday or email email@example.com or visit www.igcdorel.com.au
Information on how to report a suspected problem with a medicine or medical device to the TGA can be found at 'Reporting Problems'.
The Complete Healthcare Kit is a nylon textile case, white with blue and orange flowers in an easy view carry case. The Complete Healthcare Kit affected by this recall can be identified from a manufacturers label on the Kit with the item and barcode numbers stated above.
The Australian supplier, IGC Dorel will advertise information about the recall in major daily newspapers in all States and Territories on 1 July 2011.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.