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Recall: Remote Control Helicopter (AI Copter) From Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer gave issued a safety recall on a Remote Control Helicopter (AI Copter) due to a risk of the product overheating posing a safety hazard. The item affected is the Remote Control Helicopter (AI Copter), product code T09 8226M that has been on sale since 1st October 2017 at an initial price of…

RECALL: My First Doll Toys From John Lewis

John Lewis has issued a safety recall on 4 styles of My First Doll toys due to safety concerns. The store has said that they are recalling them "as there is a risk part of the eye may become detached and present a potential choking hazard". The four items affected are as follows: 785 00120…

Waitrose Becomes The First Supermarket To Ban The Sale Of Energy Drinks To Under 16's

This may be welcome news to many parents - Waitrose* have officially become the first Supermarket to ban the sale of Energy Drinks, to those aged younger than 16 years old. Drinks such as Red Bull, Relentless, Monster Energy and Rockstar contain high levels of caffeine and sugar, and are thought to have a negative…

Urgent Recall On Selected Claire's Cosmetics Sets After Found To Contain Asbestos

Claire's have issued an urgent recall on 9 of it's Cosmetic Sets following the discovery that one of the kits contained harmful Asbestos. Whilst this happened in the USA, the recall applies to the UK too, and is listed on the Claire's UK website. Here are the Claire's Cosmetic Sets that are on recall: Metallic…

Julia Donaldson's 'The Highway Rat' Coming To TV This Christmas

The Christmas tradition of watching a Julia Donalson adaptation on the TV is continuing this year with a new version of The Highway Rat* on Christmas Day. This half hour animated special will be voiced by a fab cast with David Tennant as the Highway Rat, Rob Brydon as the narrator, Nina Sosanya as the…

Benefit Recall Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel

Do you use Benefit Recall Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel? If you do then you'll be interested to know that Benefit Cosmetics have issued a recall on the popular Brow Gel due to a quality issue. Recent batches have not met quality standards and there's a risk that the Gimme Brow Gel would cause eye irritation…

Urgent Recall On Boots Baby Soothers

If your baby uses Soothers from Boots then you need to read this. Boots have issued an urgent recall on two different 'own brand' Baby Soothers. This is due to a potential manufacturing fault which may cause a safety risk. If you do use these or have them in the house, then DO NOT USE…

Recall: Bruin Wiggle Ball AKA Giggle Ball @ Toys R Us / Babies R Us

Toys R Us has issued an urgent recall on the Bruin Wiggle Ball AKA Giggle Ball due to a potential choking hazard. They have stated that the wiggle ball's rubber knobs and plastic back can detach from the ball creating a small part, posing a choking hazard. Customers are advised to "immediately take the recalled…

Urgent Recall: Asda Little Angels Beef & Sweet Potato Baby Food

Asda have issued an URGENT RECALL on one variety of their Little Angels Baby Food. This is due to plastic being found in one of the products. This is a serious choking hazard so if you bought this brand of food then check it to ensure it's not affected... ASDA Little Angels Organic Beef &…

Toys R Us Autism Friendly Shopping Event 8th October

For the third year running Toys R Us* have announced they will be holding a nationwide Autism Friendly Shopping Event in all stores. This next event will be on 8th October 2017 with the times varying across the country as follows: England and Wales - 10am to 11am, Scotland - 9am to 10am, Northern Ireland…

Toys R Us Files For Bankruptcy Protection In The US & Canada

EDIT 20/09/17: Toys R Us have reaffirmed that the restructuring in the US and Canada do not affect business in the UK, Europe and Asia as they are separate entities. UK stores will continue normal operations. Full information can be found on the company's restructuring website at www.toysrusinc.com/restructuring. Toy retailer Toys R Us has filed…

RECALL: Cath Kidston Kids Drinking Bottles

Cath Kidston have issues a recall on several Kids Drinking Bottles due to a potential choking hazard. They have identified an issue with their Kids Drinking Bottles where the silicone tip of the straw may come loose and could present a choking hazard. The Kids Drinking Bottles affected are as follows: Hankie Rose, item number…

William And Kate Are Expecting Their Third Child!

Squeal! News just out! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) have just announced that they are expecting a THIRD child. This news was released from Kensington Palace and this is all we know at the moment. We are sure the Queen, and all other family will be over the moon for the…

Urgent Recall: Travel Adaptors Sold At WH Smith

Have you recently purchased a Travel Adaptor for your holidays from WH Smith? They have issued an urgent recall on Destination Travel brand Travel Adaptors sold in WH Smith* stores between 1st March 2017 and 31st July 2017. This is due risk of fire and electric shock so it is very important that you DO…

Recall: Babies R Us Jungle Friends Cot Mobile

Babies R Us have issued a safety recall on their Jungle Friends Cot Mobile due to safety concerns. They state that the "raindrops can detach posing a small-part choking hazard" presenting a risk for babies and small children. The product affected is the Babies R Us Jungle Friends Cot Mobile (Item no. 171271 mfr. 7731)…