'Life threatening' wristbands from AFL grand final urgently recalled

The LED wristbands have easily accessible button batteries.
The LED wristbands have easily accessible button batteries.

Thousands of wristbands distributed at the AFL grand final are potential killers and have been recalled urgently.

Product Safety Australia issued an immediate product recall, saying the bands could lead to 'serious illness and even death'.

More than 30,000 of the items were distributed at the Gabba on Saturday.

The battery compartment of the wristband is not adequately secured and the button batteries in the product are easily accessible. The product contains two button batteries.

If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

Immediately dispose of the wristband by placing it in an outdoor household rubbish bin, out of reach of children.