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RECALL: Thorntons Chocolate Santas

RECALL: Thorntons Chocolate Santas

There has been an urgent recall issued today for Thorntons Chocolate Santas as they may contain pieces of plastic. The recall covers the Thorntons Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa 200g, all dates and all batches. Click here to read the Thornton's Chocolate Santa Recall Notice* A company spokesperson said: "The piece of plastic is from…

BBC Radio 2 500 Words Children's Writing Competition Now Open

Do you have a budding author at home hoping to become a writer one day? The BBC Radio 2 500 Words Children's Writing Competition is now open for entries! This is a competition open to children aged 5 to 13 years, and it's really easy to enter. They just need to write an original story…

Is This Your Dream Job? Lego Professor Of Play Wanted

Was a change of career part of your New Year's plans this year? Well this could be someone's dream job as Cambridge University are recruiting the first Professor Of Play funded by Lego! This is a genuine vacancy for the head of the university's newly established Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development, and…

'Round Pound Coins' To Cease As Legal Tender To Make Way For The New £1 Coin

If you have oodles of £1 coins saved up then you had best get them to the bank. From 15th October 2017 those round shaped pound coins will cease as legal tender. This is to make way for the new two tone 12-sided coin, which will be released into circulation on 28th March 2017. You…

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Janet Jackson Gives Birth At 50

Janet Jackson Gives Birth At 50

Today, we wake up to great news for Janet Jackson and her Qatari businessman husband, Wissam Al Mana - they have welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The singer caused some controversy when she announced at the age 49, that she was pregnant and it sparked many debates about a women's right to be…

Customer Notice For ELC Wooden Walker Toys

Early Learning Centre* AND Mothercare have issued a Customer Notice with regards to ELC Wooden Walker Toys. Issues have been reported to the retailers about wheels/fittings becoming slack and so the purpose of the notice is to encourage people to check and tighten the wheels should they become loose. There hasn't been anything mentioned about…

RECALL: Co-op Recall Chocolate Santas

Co-op stores have issued an urgent recall on more than 165,000 Chocolate Santas, after two alleged tampering incidents. A spokesperson for the Co-op said two of the hollow chocolate figures had been found to contain a small button-cell battery. "The health and safety of our customers is our top priority," said the spokesperson, saying that…

RECALL: Lidl Gravy Granules Recalled Due To Chemical Contamination

Lidl have issued an urgent recall on two of their Kania Gravy Granule products as they contain unsafe levels of a chemical used in paint thinner. The Food Standards agency said that the contamination affected two batches of Kania Gravy Granules, which were found to contain xylene. The affected products are Kania Gravy Granules for…

RECALL: John Lewis Wooden Shape and Colour Sorting Board

John Lewis have issued a product recall on their Wooden Shape and Colour Sorting Board due to safety issues. The safety recall states that they have "identified a potential issue during the manufacturing of these items that may cause the ball on the blocks to become detached, which presents a choking hazard. We have had…

RECALL: Flashing Bath Toys From Aldi

Aldi have issued a safety recall on Flashing Bath Toys due to a potential choking hazard. There have been reports of rusting contacts on the bottom of the toys, and of one of the terminals detaching from the product creating a potential choking hazard. If you have these you are advised to stop using them…

RECALL: Bush 9" Portable DVD Player Sold At Argos

Argos have issued a Safety Notice for the Bush 9" Portable DVD Player as they have identified a potential safety issue with the main adaptor. There's a manufacturing fault where in certain circumstances the mains power pack may pose a risk of electric shock, and although there have been no reported incidents they are issuing…

Urgent Recall On Mamas & Papas Nembus, Mamas & Papas Aureus, Mamas & Papas Group 123 & Mamas & Papas Altair

Got a Mamas & Papas Car Seat or know someone who does? They have just issued an URGENT RECALL on a number of Group 123 car seats that were sold through Asda, Tesco, Shop Direct, as well as the Mamas & Papas site and their factory stores. Whilst this recall is a precautionary measure, it…

When And Where To See The Supermoon November 2016

If your kids are mini stargazers then they won't want to miss out on tonight's Supermoon, as it will be the best for a generation. Tonight the moon will appear bigger and brighter in the sky than it has done for years, as it is at it's closest point in it's orbit to the earth,…

Recall: MacLaren 1:10 Radio Control Car (Sainsbury's)

Have you bought one of these for Christmas? Sainsbury's* have issued a recall on the MacLaren 1:10 Radio Control Car. This is due to a potential issue with the electrical circuit. The ones affected are MacLaren 1:10 Radio Control Car, Batch Code DS160727, SKU 130251158. You can find the batch code under the car, on…

Scam Warning: Fake Facebook Page For Smyths Toys Superstores

Facebook users are once again being targeted by scammers as a fake Facebook page has been set up pretending to be Smyths Toys Superstores, and so far more than 11,000 people have shared their first post in an attempt to win a prize. Whether the prize exists we do not know, but the page is…