Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

BIG W is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a Perth mother’s claims that her baby was pricked by a com­pass nee­dle wedged in one of their trol­leys at Liv­ing­stone Mar­kets in Can­ning Vale.

Mikayla Har­ris said while she al­ways checked trol­ley seats, she did not see the com­pass when she placed her six-month-old son Kai in it.

She said Kai was rest­less and com­plain­ing and it was only when she lifted him up that she no­ticed his leg was bleed­ing.

He has since had a blood test to rule out any blood­borne dis­eases.

“I had a mum freak­out... it’s an evil act,” she said.

“He has to have an­other (blood test) in three months and then again in a year.”

Ms Har­ris said they went to Liv­ing­stone Mar­ket­place for Kai’s first hair­cut but what was sup­posed to be a spe­cial mile­stone was now marred by the scary in­ci­dent.

She said she hoped the com­pass was not de­lib­er­ately planted but said she was not pre­pared to take the risk of plac­ing her son in a trol­ley baby seat again.

A Big W spokesper­son said trol­leys were cleaned and checked reg­u­larly by staff through­out the day.

“The safety of the fam­i­lies that shop in store is its ab­so­lute pri­or­ity,” the spokesper­son said.

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