An ALDI ice cream maker sold just before Christmas across Australia has been recalled after a defect prompted fears the product could cause serious illness.
The detachable quick-freeze bowl of the Ambiano Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker, if pierced, can leak a coolant into the ice cream mixture, and consumers have been urged to immediately stop using the product.
“The freezer bowl contains clear coloured coolant and if the bowl is pierced the coolant can leak into the ice cream mixture during the mixing process,” the Product Safety Australia recall said.
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“This defect has occurred.
“There is a risk of serious illness if coolant is consumed.”
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The ice cream makers were sold in Aldi stores in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, and the ACT between December 20, 2023 and January 5, 2024.
The affected products can be identified with the model number IA5554, the barcode number 4061464854437 and price look up code 20641.
The ALDI Ambiano Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker has been recalled after coolant leaked from a punctured freezer bowl included in the defective product. Credit: ALDI
Consumers can get a full refund for the product at ALDI stores, and have been urged to stop using the ice cream maker immediately.
“Please seek medical assistance or contact the Poisons Information Centre on 131 126 if you believe someone has consumed ice-cream containing coolant,” Product Safety Australia said.