Not A Happy Meal: Parents Horrified After 2-Year-Old Sucked On Condom Found At Maccas
A Perth mother will have to wait three months before testing her toddler daughter for STDs after the child found a used condom in the main dining area of a popular McDonald's restaurant in the city's outer-south.
The woman, who only wishes to be identified as Wendy, visited the fast-food chain in Warnbro with her husband and two-year old daughter around 6pm on Friday night.
"I went back up to the counter to order something and my daughter was with my husband, I don't know how it happened but when my husband next looks at her, she's sucking on a black condom," Wendy said.
Wendy's husband quickly grabbed it off the child and ran up to the counter and threw it on the counter to show the staff.
"I ran into the bathrooms, washed her mouth and hands and came out and gave her a drink. We were terrified," she told 10 daily.
The restaurant has a large children's play area and is popular among local families.
Wendy said the condom was open and appeared to be used and there was no packaging to be found. She said her daughter may have found it on a chair.
"I am really angry and sickened ... I haven’t slept. I have been feeling overwhelmingly guilty for taking her there in the first place," she said.
The parents then requested to look at the condom again and photographed it before handing it back.
The Perth family left the restaurant soon after. When they contacted their local doctor, they were instructed to return to the McDonald's, get the condom and proceed to the hospital for testing.
"When I got there, they refused to give us back the condom. I am disgusted how they treated me and my family. We just wanted to test it to see if our daughter is going to be okay," she said.
"What if there is an STD there and my daughter is going to get it? We have to wait three months to do a blood test on her," she said.
10 daily has contacted McDonald's head office for comment and was told "the hospital was provided with the condom [from staff] for testing."
“We are very sorry that the incident occurred, and take situations like this seriously. We are conducting an investigation into how this happened," the spokesperson said.
"Cleanliness and safety are our top priorities and we ensure the Shift Manager on duty conducts what we refer to as a travel path every 30 minutes."
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