TROLLEY NEEDLE TERROR
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.