Heat on thermometer that reads too high

THE TGA has issued an urgent recall for a medical kit because the thermometer in it displays the temperature reading in degrees Fahrenheit rather than Celsius.

The product, Safety 1st Complete Healthcare Kit, is in a white nylon case with blue and orange flowers and has been sold through Kmart, Toys R Us, Target and other retailers over the past three months.

“If the person reading the temperature display is not aware that the reading is in degrees Fahrenheit they may unnecessarily seek treatment for a high temperature,