ToLife Technologies, in conjunction with the TGA, is recalling one lot of its Rite Aid Mini Digital Temple Touch Thermometers
The recall is underway as the battery compartment is not adequately secured, which allows access to the button battery inside.
The affected lot number is 5216.
“If young children gain access to a button battery and ingest it, they may suffer internal chemical burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and, without appropriate medical treatment, may even result in death or permanent injury,” the TGA warns.
“In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.”
The lot number is prominently printed on the thermometer’s base and no other lots are affected.
Health professionals are advised to ask patients to check the lot number and return the devices should they discover a patient is using this thermometer.
If a patient’s thermometer is from lot 5216 they should stop using it and post it to: ToLife Technologies, Reply Paid 36, PO Box 36, Welshpool, WA 6986, for replacement (no stamp required).