A father of a two-year-old girl says he was “absolutely disgusted” to find his child chewing on a used condom she picked up in a McDonald’s playground.
A spokeswoman for McDonald’s said the company is investigating the incident at the fast-food chain’s Geraldton outlet in Western Australia’s mid-west.
The father was eating lunch at the restaurant on Saturday when his infant daughter came out of the playground with a used condom in her mouth.
“I was absolutely disgusted. Other people grabbed their kids and just about jumped the fence,” the father told The West Australian newspaper.
The man said he washed the girl’s hands and mouth with soap and would continue to monitor her health.
He said when he had showed the condom to a junior manager at the McDonald’s outlet, he was informed it was the second one found in the playground that day.
A McDonald’s spokeswoman said the company was treating the matter “very seriously”.
Cleanliness and safety were the company’s top priorities, with the shift manager required to make half-hourly duty checks on all areas of the restaurant, including the dining room, rest rooms and playground, she said.
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As well as being absolutely disgusted, I really am questioning the lack of effort by the staff. The playground should have been sanitized before McDonalds opened, this is an OH&S must!. I hope the father sues for everything that he can, because this child will most likely be very scarred. The best thing to do will be to ignore it, act like it never happened but I am sure the image of an innocent 2 year old eating a condom will never leave the fathers mind. Truly a disgusting and unnecessary thing to have taken place. There is no doubt that this should not have happened and that this would not have happened if employees were doing their job properly.