I am writing to inform you all the ACCC has placed an interim ban on handmade dummy holders and are currently investigating dummy clips that may pose as choking hazards.
Despite my best efforts to ensure the Ernie & Bird dummy clip design is safe, I cannot confirm that it will meet the new safety standards to be released in the next week or two by the Australian government. Until these standards are released I will not be selling Ernie & Bird dummy clips despite their popularity and all pending orders have already been reimbursed.
Even though I have been advised by the ACCC that my design ‘should’ be safe to use, I feel obliged to contact all my customers and inform you of this ban and hopefully prevent me from breaching this ban. I have removed all my dummy clips from my online stores and strongly recommend you do not use the dummy clip on your child until I know what the new standards are. I apologise for this inconvenience and am happy to offer a full refund to anyone who has recently purchased a clip upon request.
If you would like to read more information regarding the ban please visit http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/987958
Hopefully once the new standards are released (within 60 days of 14 July 2011) I’ll be able to re-list my stock and there will be gorgeous little dummy clips for sale once again!