Major recall on MCoBeauty product sold at Woolworths and Chemist Warehouse over ‘mandatory safety’ warning

Georgina Noack
The Nightly
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Australia’s product safety watchdog recalled popular beauty item sold at Chemist Warehouse and other major retailers over concerns that could pose a safety risk to consumers and children.
Australia’s product safety watchdog recalled popular beauty item sold at Chemist Warehouse and other major retailers over concerns that could pose a safety risk to consumers and children. Credit: BIANCA DE MARCHI/AAPIMAGE

A popular beauty product sold at major retailers including Woolworths and Chemist Warehouse has been recalled after failing to meet “mandatory safety” standards.

The MCoBeauty Lip Lights Lip Gloss was recalled by the product safety watchdog for failing to comply with the “mandatory standards for products containing button or coin batteries”.

Product Safety Australia found three batches of the lip gloss — which have a built-in light and mirror for application — had batteries that were “not adequately secured and are accessible to young children”.

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The affected Lip Light batches — A23A07, A23A08 and A23A10 — do not include the required warning information.

“There is a risk of choking or serious injury if young children gain access to the button/coin batteries and swallow or place them inside their body,” the warning reads.

“Consumers may not be aware that the product contains a button battery.”

MCoBeauty has recalled its Lip Lights Lip Gloss products as they did not meet mandatory safety or information standards for products containing coin batteries.
MCoBeauty has recalled its Lip Lights Lip Gloss products as they did not meet mandatory safety or information standards for products containing coin batteries. Credit: Supplied

The affected batches were available for sale online and in-store at Woolworths, Big W, Chemist Warehouse, and OZ Hair and Beauty retailers across Australia between October 1, 2023 and April 17, 2024.

Consumers are advised to stop using gloss batch A23A07 immediately and keep the affected products out of reach of children.

They are advised to contact MCoBeauty, where they will be asked to send a photograph of the batch code and MCoBeauty will send a replacement of Lip Lights to the customer.

Consumers with the other two lip gloss batches (A23A08 and A23A10) should contact MCoBeauty “to arrange for the required warning information to be provided”.

For further information or advice relating to those recall, contact MCoBeauty.

MCoBeauty is an Australian affordable beauty brand offering a range of cruelty-free and vegan beauty products for under $40.

The brand was founded by CEO Shelley Sullivan in 2016, 14 years after she created her first brand ModelCo, which is MCo’s “big sister heritang brand”.

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