Past Withdrawal/Recall Notices

March, 2014: Product Withdrawal

Kirkland Signature size 10, Hearing Aid Battery

Item number 704131

Please be advised that the Kirkland Signature size 10, Hearing Aid Battery manufactured by Rayovac is being voluntarily withdrawn by Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, because it was identified that certain quantities of these batteries have not performed as specified.

If you have been affected by this withdrawal, you would have been contacted via email. Please return the product with proof of purchase on your next visit to Costco, to receive a full refund.

Improvements have been made and the batteries are now performing as specified.

We thank you for your patronage and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

December, 2014: Product Withdrawal

KITCHENAID CERAMIC KNIVES WITH SHEATHS 4PC SET

Item number 987540

Costco Wholesale Australia wishes to advise that KITCHENAID CERAMIC KNIVES WITH SHEATHS 4PC SET, ITEM 987540, pictured below, is being voluntarily withdrawn, due to a potential safety issue.

KITCHENAID CERAMIC KNIVES WITH SHEATHS 4PC SET

There have been no reports of anyone being injured. The voluntary withdrawal is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our members.

In keeping with this action, we ask that you please return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund.

We apologise for any inconvenience this occurrence may have caused.

July, 2013: Product Withdrawal

HAPPY COW LIGHT PORTIONS 360g

Item number 14012

Please be advised that HAPPY COW LIGHT PORTIONS 360g is being voluntarily withdrawn by Costco, as it does not meet our stringent quality standards and may exhibit signs of mould.

If you have been affected by this withdrawal, you have been contacted via email. Please discard the item you purchased and follow the instructions on the correspondence you received with regards to obtaining a refund.

This notification is being issued as a precautionary measure, as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the satisfaction of our members.

We thank you for your patronage and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

June, 2013: Product Withdrawal

Over and Back OSLO Dinnerware Set

Item number 253427

Please be advised that the Over and Back OSLO Dinnerware Set is being voluntarily withdrawn by Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, because it was identified that a very small portion of the mugs may crack when hot water is added.

Over and Back OSLO Dinnerware Set

There have been no reports of anyone being injured. The voluntary withdrawal is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our consumers.

In keeping with this action, you may return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund should you choose.

February, 2013: Product Recall

Natures Mark Rotating Snowman

Item number 901594

Costco advises that Natures Mark Rotating Snowman with item number 901594 is being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for the on/off switch to overheat while in use.

Natures Mark Rotating Snowman

There have been no reports of any injuries or property damage. The voluntary recall is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our consumers.

In keeping with this action, we ask that you please return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund.

Thank you for shopping with us and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused..

January, 2013: Product Recall

Jindi Dairy Cheese Products

Costco Wholesale Australia advises that ALL JINDI DAIRY CHEESE PRODUCTS with the following date codes are being recalled nationally by Lactalis Jindi Pty Ltd due to potential microbial contamination (Listeria spp).

ItemDepartmentDescriptionDate Code
1080819JINDI BRIE 1KGUp to & including 20/02/13
1080919JINDI CLASSIC CAMEMBERT 1KGUp to & including 26/03/13
1921419JINDI TRIPLE CREAM BRIE 500GUp to & including 19/03/13
2249419JINDI CAMEMBERT 500GUp to & including 06/03/13
2249519JINDI BRIE 500GUp to & including 06/03/13

Consumers should not eat these products. Anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

In keeping with this action, should you have any product captured by this recall, please visit the membership counter next time you shop to receive a full refund on this item. Please note that you do not need to return the product to receive a refund.

For more information relating to this recall please contact Lactalis Jindi Pty Ltd on their consumer information line 1800 680 175.

Thank you for shopping with us and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

November, 2012: Product Recall

Kirkland Signature 6 Quart Hard Anodized Deep Sauté Pan with Lid

Item number 275313

Sold between 6 August 2012 and 20 October 2012 in NSW, ACT and VIC.

Costco advises that the Kirkland Signature 6 Quart Hard Anodized Deep Sauté Pan with Lid (pictured) is being voluntarily recalled according to ACCC guidelines by its manufacturer, Meyer Marketing Co. Ltd, of Macau on behalf of Costco Wholesale Australia because of the potential for the tempered glass lid to crack, break or shatter, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Kirkland Signature 6 Quart Hard Anodized Deep Sauté Pan with Lid

There have been no reports of anyone being injured. This voluntary recall is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our consumers.

In keeping with this action, Costco advises members who have purchased this item to stop using the product immediately and return it to their nearest Costco warehouse for a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot offer replacement lids for the product.

Thank you for shopping with us and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

November, 2012: Product Recall

Spring Bay Tasmanian Live Mussels

Item number 20602

Costco Wholesale Australia advises that Spring Bay Tasmanian Live Mussels marked Use by 30 October 2012 is being voluntarily recalled by Spring Bay Seafoods, due to the presence of naturally occurring marine toxin- paralytic shellfish toxin (PST).

Please see Media Release issued 2nd November 2012 from Spring Bay Seafoods for more information.

To date, Costco is not aware of any reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product in Australia.

In keeping with this action, should you still have product of this date code we ask that you please return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund.

More information on this recall can be obtained by contacting Phil Lamb from Spring Bay Seafoods on 03 62573614 or plamb@springbayseafoods.com.au

Thank you for shopping with us and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

July, 2012: Product Recall

Circulon 13 Piece Cookware Set

Item number 559735

Costco advises that there is a manufacturing fault in the glass lid of the 5 quart/28 cm pot of the Circulon 13 piece Premier Professional Cookware Set. This fault only affects a small number of the 5 quart/28 cm lids with rim code IMCP1108 (see photo of the lid and location of the rim code below). If defective, this could result in breaking, cracking, or shattering under normal household use.

Sold between September 2011 and June 2012 in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

In order to ensure member safety, Meyer is conducting a voluntary recall under the ACCC guidelines by which members will be provided with a replacement lid at no additional cost

Circulon 13 Piece Cookware Set

PLEASE NOTE: that all other pots, pans and lids within this 13 piece set are not affected by this recall and are safe and fit for continued use. Costco advises that members are still entitled to a full refund under the Costco return policy and the Australian Consumer Law if they chose.

What Members who purchased this product must do:

  1. Please locate the date code on the stainless steel rim of the 5 quart/28 cm glass lid. If your date code is IMCP1108, your lid is included in this recall and you should immediately stop using the 5 quart/28 cm glass lid and send the lid to:
    Reply Paid 85097
    Recall - Meyer
    QA Department
    1 - 19 Merrindale Dr
    CROYDON SOUTH VIC 3136.
    Please include your name and return postal address details for a replacement lid to be sent to.
  2. If you have given the product as a gift or retailed this product, please advise those in possession of the product to check their product and contact Meyer Australia if an affected lid is identified.

If you have any questions in relation this product safety recall, please do not hesitate to contact Meyer's Safety Recall coordinator on 1800 144 704. Further information is also available at www.recalls.gov.au.

January, 2012: Product Withdrawal

Red Vines Candy Twist 2.4 kg

Item number 958612

Please be advised that this product is being voluntarily withdrawn by Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, due to the presence of additive Allura Red AC (129) above the permitted limit prescribed in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

The voluntary withdrawal is a precautionary measure.

In keeping with this action, we ask that you please return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund.

Thank you for shopping with us and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Red Vines Candy Twist 2.4 kg

November, 2011: Product Recall

Wooky Crayon Block Set

Item number 886020

Members are advised that this product is being voluntarily recalled by Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, due to the potential for small parts to be created when some crayon blocks are dropped onto hard surfaces, thus posing a potential choking hazard for children aged under 3.

There have been no reports of anyone choking or being injured in Australia. The voluntary recall is a precautionary measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality or the health and safety of our members.

In keeping with this action, we ask that Costco members please return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Click here to go to the Recalls Australia website.

Wooky Crayon Block Set

November, 2011: Product Withdrawal

Grapefruit and Vanilla Spa Set

Item number 20111

Please be advised that this product is being voluntarily withdrawn by Costco Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd, due to the poor quality of the packaging within this batch.

The voluntary withdrawal is a quality assurance measure as there can be no compromise when it comes to product quality.

In keeping with this action, we ask that you please return the product to your nearest Costco store for a full refund.

Thank you for shopping with us and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Grapefruit and Vanilla Spa Set

September, 2011: Product Recall

Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd
327 Ferntree Gully Road
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149
Reg No. 550

Mainland Tasty Cheese Block 700g

BEST BEFORE 28 FEB 2012 (batch CA)

Fonterra Brands (Australian) is conducting a voluntary recall of Mainland Tasty Cheese Block 700g with a best before date of 28 February 2012 (batch CA).

The recall follows the detection of a metal fragment found in a single pack of 1 kg product in New Zealand.

There have been no reports of anyone being injured or becoming ill.

This is a voluntary recall as there can be no compromise to product quality or the health and safety of our consumers.

Consumers should not consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please call the Fonterra consumer information line on 1800 633 275.

Mainland Tasty Cheese Block 700g

Click here to download the product recall information notice (PDF file).

April, 2011: Product Withdrawal

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips 1.5kg

Item number 454784

Undeclared allergen (Soy) on label and undeclared precautionary statement (Manufactured on the same equipment that also makes products containing milk. Made in a facility that uses peanuts and tree nuts.

Please return the product to Costco Docklands for a full refund.

October, 2010: Product Recall

Wooden Toy Train Set with 6 Cars

Item number 414154

Please be advised that this item is being recalled as the small red car connector may become loose and potentially present a choking hazard.

Please return the product to Costco for a full refund.

Wooden Toy Train Set with 6 Cars
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