Bag inspection job the very best in Show
MORE than 50 primary school and Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre students helped inspect 268 showbags last week, ahead of this year’s Perth Royal Show.
Takari Primary School and Tuart Hill Primary School students were among the showbag inspectors. Among the showbags approved were classics such as Bertie Beetle and AFL showbags plus children favourites including Peppa Pig and Hello Kitty.
Royal Agricultural Society of WA president Rob Wilson said the bags were checked by the Department of Consumer Affairs for safety and were ready for the show.
“There are a range of prices; some are still very cheap that are $10 or lower and of course, there are the super expensive ones,” he said.
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said some issues had been found.
“The officers found eight showbags containing cosmetics, toiletries and temporary tattoos that did not have the correct labels listing the ingredients as required by product safety regulations,” he said.
“The labelling issues have been quickly rectified by the suppliers in time for the start of the Show, so all showbags on sale have now been deemed safe for children by complying fully with Australian safety standards.
Valarie Kwik and Hailey Ardagh, from Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre, test out this year’s showbags.