Two million showbags ready to go at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
With more than 800,000 people set to attend this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show, consumers can be confident of no unwanted surprises in the nearly two million showbags expected to be sold.
Minister for Fair Trading Eleni Petinos said NSW Fair Trading investigators have given the tick of approval to all 392 separately branded showbags after a thorough inspection process, while SafeWork NSW inspectors have the rides and food stalls covered.
“The Sydney Royal Easter Show is an unmissable event. The showbags are always a family favourite, and we’re expecting nearly two million to fly off the shelves this year,” Ms Petinos said.
"Whether you’re after Bertie Beetle or Paw Patrol, every item sold in the Showbag Pavilion has been checked to ensure the toys and novelty items are safe for the whole family.
"In the month leading up to the show, NSW Fair Trading investigators assessed all 392 showbag varieties offered for sale and found only one was non-compliant.
"That showbag contained a small toy which was a potential choking hazard. The item was removed and will not be offered for sale."
Families can rest assured that the amusement rides and food trucks have all been checked for safety and SafeWork NSW officials will be a constant presence throughout the show.
“With regular safety inspections conducted, you can look forward to a fun and safe day out – so come along, enjoy the rides and grab a dagwood dog,” Ms Petinos said.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show runs from today to April 19.