Issue 31 – September 2011
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs published a Jockey product safety notice for 'Jockey® temporary stick on tattoo, gift with purchase' on 8 August 2011. The notice applies to a temporary stick on tattoo supplied as a gift with purchase, attached to selected Jockey boys' singlets and trunks. The notice does not apply to other Jockey garments.
July 2011. The products were sold nationally through Farmers stores. They were removed from stock 29 July 2011.
The temporary stick on tattoo did not meet the product safety Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124 Part 3:2003, which applies to children's toys. Testing has shown the product contains lead marginally above the permissible limit and although the risk is very low, it could be harmful if ingested.
Jockey recommends disposing of the temporary stick on tattoo immediately. The core clothing product – the singlet and trunk – is safe to wear and meets the relevant New Zealand safety Standards.
Call 0800 800 390 for more information.
For information about other product safety alerts and recalls, visit the Ministry of Consumer Affairs 'Product safety and recalls page' (http://m.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/for-consumers/goods/product-safety/product-recall-notices).
Summarised from a Jockey product recall, 'Jockey temporary stick on tattoo, gift with purchase', on the Ministry of Consumer Affairs website 8 August 2011.
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