Bag in­spec­tion job the very best in Show

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d459431

Valarie Kwik and Hai­ley Ardagh, from Telethon Speech and Hear­ing Cen­tre, test out this year’s show­bags.

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