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McDonalds To Offer Home Delivery Service

Today McDonalds made an announcement that has got the internet in a frenzy - they will be starting a Home Delivery Service this summer! McDonalds said it was going to launch a small delivery pilot, and as yet no specific locations have been decided. The service could start as early as June with companies like…

Pampers Launches It's Smallest Ever Nappy For Premature Babies

Pampers has just launched it's smallest ever nappy, specially designed to meet the needs of premature babies, and they will be donating three million of them to UK hospitals. The new Pampers Preemie Protection Size P3 is a third of the size of a regular newborn nappy, and is made for babies weighing less than…

Disney Reveals Frozen 2 Release Date

This evening Disney has revealed news that has got Frozen fans of all ages screaming internally with excitement - we finally have a release date for Frozen 2! Disney has announced their cinema release schedule for the next couple of years, and in it are dates for the US release of Frozen 2, along with…

Urgent Recall On Morrisons Trimmed Beans

Morrisons have issued an urgent recall on certain batches of Trimmed Beans due to a risk of them containing small pieces of metal. If you have recently bought some then check the packet as they may be unsafe for comsumption. The affected products are: Trimmed Beans 170g with 'Display until' dates: 22 April 2017, 23…

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RECALL: Wilko Mouthwash

RECALL: Wilko Mouthwash

Wilko have issued a product recall on several mouthwash products, as the preservatives may not function properly, microbes could grow and contaminate the products. This includes adults and a children's mouthwash. Wilko have said "We have recently become aware of a potential issue with the following mouthwash products. We have identified that in some instances,…

Free Baby Boxes Scheme Launched In Selected Areas Of England

At the beginning of this year Scotland started their Free Baby Box scheme where all new mothers are given a Finnish-style Baby Box packed with newborn essentials. Now certain areas of England have also launched the scheme, and although it is not yet across the whole of the UK it is hoped that more areas…

Recall: Novelty Cat Leggings From Primark

Primark have issued a clothing recall due to a potential choking hazard on children's Novelty Cat Leggings. The issue is with the bow on the decorations which could become detached and present a choking hazard for babies and small children. This item was sold in stores from 8th November 2016 up to the 22nd February…

Urgent Recall: Kids II Oball Rattle (Toys R Us / Tesco)

Toys R Us* have issued an urgent recall on the Kids II Oball Rattle due to a choking hazard. If you have one for a child under three years old, then it's advised to be removed from play as it is unsuitable due to small parts that can be removed from the chamber. The recall*…

Tom Hardy To Read CBeebies Bedtime Story On Mother's Day

I think someone at CBeebies is being very clever with their scheduling, as they know they have a few Tom Hardy Bedtime Stories to broadcast - and the next one will be on Mother's Day! The Hollywood actor has recorded five bedtime stories in all, and so far they have been broadcast on New Years…

Urgent Recall: Quorn Meat Free Mince (Tesco Only)

Quorn Foods Ltd has issued an urgent recall on Quorn Meat Free Mince. This is due to a risk of it containing small pieces of metal. The affected batch was only on sale at Tesco from 27 February 2017 to 1 March 2017. There is only one batch affected: Quorn Meat Free Mince 300g 'Best…

Urgent Recall On Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread (380g)

Have you recently bought Urgent Recall On Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread (380g)? Manufacturers Lotus Bakeries UK Ltd have issued an urgent recall on various batches of it, due to a risk it containing small pieces of metal. The affected batches are: Batch code: 7005109 - 'Best before' date: 5 February 2018 Batch code: 7011209…

McDonalds Home Delivery Coming To The UK

Are you ready for this? McDonalds Home Delivery is coming to the UK. I am both super excited and sceptical about the fact but it'll be handy for those days where I have a hangover and I am not willing to face the world. However, I'm doubtful that it'll be hot when it reaches me.…

Cloud Pets Data Breach: Voice Messages Exposed

If your children have a Cloud Pets interactive soft toy then you need to know about today's report of a data breach that has exposed 2 million voice messages. The BBC reports that an open database containing links to voice messages recorded on Cloud Pets toys has been discovered by cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, and…

RECALL: Little Live Pet Lil Frog & Little Live Pet Lil Frog Lily Pad

Character Toys have issued a recall on Little Live Pet Lil Frog and Little Live Pet Lil Frog Lily Pad toys as a precautionary measure due to safety concerns. They state that "this is due to a design defect which could cause a potential safety issue if the batteries are removed" and customers are advised…

Recall: ‘Waitrose Mini’ Comfort Blankets

Waitrose have issued a product recall on their Waitrose Mini Baby Comfort Blankets due to safety concerns. The Pink Bunny and Grey Bear Baby Comfort Blankets have an issue where the stitching could come loose, and that could present a hazard to the small babies that these toys are designed for. If you have one…