Joanita Wibowo


BIG W issues urgent recall for popular sunglasses

BIG W issues urgent recall for popular sunglasses

The consumer watchdog has issued an urgent recall for a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses sold at BIG W amid concerns the lenses could shatter and damage eyes.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission said consumers who bought the Ray-Ban brown tortoiseshell sunglasses at the discount department store should stop using the product immediately and return them for a full refund.

The recall applies to the non-prescription sunglasses sold at BIG W optical stores in South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales between November 2016 and January 2019.

The style number RB4175 can be found on the inside of the affected Ray-Ban sunglasses’ left arm.

According to the ACCC, the lenses of the sunnies might not be strong or robust enough, increasing the risk for cracking or breakage under pressure, or there might be some variation between the left lens and the right lens.

“BIG W apologises to its customers for any inconvenience caused by this recall,” the statement read.

Last week, the retailer also issued a recall for the Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike stroller and the Emma Wiggles children pyjama set sold in their stores.