Cartoon character Peppa Pig.

London - An episode of Peppa Pig has been pulled in Australia for a second time after parents complained it encouraged youngsters to play with dangerous spiders.

In the episode, a terrified Peppa Pig is told by her father that spiders are "very, very small and they can’t hurt you" before the cartoon pig picks the spider up and tucks it into bed.

Australia is home to some of the most venomous spiders in the world. ABC banned the 2004 episode from future broadcast in 2012 after regulators found it sent an "inappropriate" message, but it was accidentally aired on August 25.