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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…

RECALL: Poundland Recall Halloween Wigs and Accessories Due To Fire Risk

If you have recently purchased Halloween Wigs or Hair Accessories from Poundland then you will need to know about the latest recall. Poundland has had to recall some of it's Halloween costume accessories as they pose a fire risk if they were to come into contact with a naked flame. The following notice was issued…

Autism Friendly Shopping Event 6th November in Toys R Us Stores

If you know anyone with children with autism or additional needs this will come as great news to them. On November 6th every Toys R Us* store in the UK will be holding an autism friendly and additional needs exclusive shopping event. Every Toys R Us* store will open up for one hour before the…

RECALL: John Lewis Dungarees Recalled

John Lewis have issued a safety recall on several styles of Children's Dungarees due to unspecified safety concerns. They have specified six different styles of dungarees that have been sold in John Lewis and Waitrose stores since July this year, and have said that you should not use them but should return them to store…

RECALL: Recaro Child Seat Safety Notice

Do you have a Recaro Child Seat in your car? The manufacturers have just issued a safety notice as a particular base does not meet safety standards, and they are implementing a replacement programme so that any with affected seats can obtain a new base. Click here for your replacement Recaro Child Seat Base Here's…

Free Finnish Style Baby Boxes To Be Given To All Babies Born In Scotland

From next year all babies born in Scotland will be gifted free 'Baby Boxes' similar to those given in Finland. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, confirmed that the policy which was first announced in April will be effective from New Years Day 2017, when the first boxes will be issued in pilot areas. She said…

RECALL: HiPP Organic Fruity O’s Breakfast Cereal

HiPP are recalling their range of HiPP Organic Fruity O's Breakfast Cereal as the products may contain small pieces of metal wire. These were sold at Tesco only in the UK, so if you have this cereal at home you should not use it, but should return it to a Tesco store for a full…

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RECALL: Asda Tiger Sausage Rolls

RECALL: Asda Tiger Sausage Rolls

Asda have issued an recall on their Tiger Sausage Rolls. This is because they do not list milk as one of the ingredients. If you have an allergy or intolerance to milk then this could pose serious health problems. Those of you without any sensitivities to milk or milk constituents are absolutely safe to consume…

Scam Warning Issued Over Paw Patrol Live Tickets

There have been scam warnings issued over Facebook sites selling tickets for Paw Patrol Live events in the UK, and parents have been taking to social media to warn others against buying tickets from unofficial sites. The warnings have come over Facebook pages purporting to sell tickets for a Paw Patrol Live UK tour, when…

RECALL: Medela Issues Recall On 3 Breast Pump Ranges

Edit: Medela's PR team have been in touch and told us the following: Just wanted to clarify the details - it is not a recall but a voluntary plug replacement program. Medela breast pumps themselves are not affected. Do you own a Medela Breast Pump? If so you need to know about the recall that…

Debenhams, Mothercare & ELC Introduce Charges For Click & Collect

Just last week Tesco decided to drop its controversial charges for their Click & Collect service, but today has seen three other retailers introduce new charges for Click & Collect. As of today Debenhams, Mothercare and ELC have all scrapped the free click and collect on small orders and introduced new charges. Debenhams* now charge…

URGENT: Spar UK Recall Own Brand Midget Gems

Listen up! Spar UK are recalling a batch of own branded Midget Gems due to a contamination risk of small pieces of wood. The recall from Spar UK states: "The product contains small pieces of wood which may be injurious to health if eaten." There's only ONE batch affected and those are: 180g packs of…