Offer ends: 11 September 2013
The administrators of Mothercare Australia have eased some of the restrictions it placed on the use of gift cards, returns, exchanges and the redemption of loyalty rewards, as it continues liquidation sales in Mothercare, Early Learning Centre and Kids Central stores.
The following changes were applied by the administrators on 15th March 2013 and will remain until 28th March 2013.
Gift cards will now be accepted if the total transaction amount is four times the value of the voucher. For example, if you have a $20 gift card then you must spend $80 in order to use it.Continue Reading
No buyer has been found for the Australian Mothercare business. All stock in the company’s remaining stores has been reduced by 20 to 40% as the company is placed into voluntary liquidation.
This sale is advertised as a “TOTAL LIQUIDATION” and that “Everything Must Go”. All sales are final in Mothercare, Early Learning Centre and Kids Central stores, therefore refunds and exchanges will be refused. The company stopped accepting gift vouchers when it went into administration at the end of January, any gift cards or voucher are now worthless. Customers that paid deposits on orders for nursery furniture at Mothercare will have lost their money.Continue Reading
Selected lines have been discounted by 50% at Early Learning Centre and Mothercare, including plenty of toys from the popular Happyland range.
Happyland Store & Play, Country Train Set, Farm, Fire Station, Fairyland Bluebell Boot and Forest Fairy Treehouse are just a few of the many products reduced by 50%. There are also a number Happyland toys reduced by 20%.Continue Reading
Mothercare have recalled a number of its baby travel swings because there is a potential risk that these products could tip-over or otherwise allow a child to fall from the swing; posing a potential risk of injury to children.
The following affected products were sold in Mothercare stores and on the retailer’s website:
“Please Look After Me Bear” Travel Swing
(style no. K28839, sold from July 2009)
“My Jungle Family” Travel Swing
(style no. N2081, sold from July 2010)
“Little Circus” Travel Swing
(style no. R2428, sold from July 2011)
“Loved So Much” Travel Swing
(style no. U1955, sold from August 2012)Continue Reading
Early Learning Centre and Mothercare are offering a selection of toys at half price to coincide with the February half term break. Most of the 50% off reductions are on Early Learning Centre merchandise, however, there are also some Crayola colouring pen set at half price too.
These offers are valid until Monday 25th February 2013, subject to availability.Continue Reading
The nursery, toy and clothing retailer’s associate Australian company recognised a deterioration of trading conditions in the country and announced in November 2012 that it decided to sell the business to Myer Family Company Holdings. Today it was announced that talks had “ended inconclusively”.Continue Reading
Britain’s high streets continues to be a problem for Mothercare, as the company makes an interim management statement on its trading performance over Christmas in the 13-week period up to 12th January 2013.
Overall sales declined by -7.4% in the third quarter due to the continuing poor performance of its stores in the UK. Like-for-like sales in the UK were down -5.9%, however, there was a -12.9% drop without taking into consideration the closure of 8 loss-making Early Learning Centre shops and 3 unprofitable Mothercare stores.
Even the growth of the company’s internet presence appears to be stunted, with just a 0.9% increase despite the introduction of new e-commerce technology and (lately) a new mobile phone app, however, the company was keen to point out that during December there was 12% gain in its mail order business.Continue Reading
Early Learning Centre has recalled all My First Pour and Play Tea Sets due to a potential choking hazard. The replica cherries on the two toy cupcakes (fairy cakes), that were included with the tea set, may become detached; this results in a small part that, if ingested, may choke a small child.
The My first Pour and Play Tea Set toys were made in China and sold by Early Learning Centre and Mothercare, both in stores and online. Its catalogue reference number is: 134254.Continue Reading
With two and half weeks still left until Christmas, Mothercare and Early Learning Centre have launched their half price winter toy sale.
The offers on sale goods available in stores and online while stocks last. Early Learning Centre are also running an online only 3 for 2 deal on selected toys until Wednesday 12th December 2012.
Mothercare has published a safety notice regarding its range of all in one dress up garments. They stated that the affected clothes: “… are missing an information statement advising customers that they are not recommended for wearing in bed and should be removed before sleeping. This advice is given to avoid the risk of over heating because these garments have hoods.”
The following products, in sizes marked “early baby” to “3 years” are subject of the safety notice:-Continue Reading