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Tesco Recall Carousel Toys Due To Choking Risk

Tesco* have today issued a product recall on several Carousel children's toys as they could pose a choking risk. The Carousel Drive And Talk Emergency Vehicles are being recalled because "the small directional wheel underneath the vehicle can become detached from the body of the vehicle. This small wheel has the potential to become a…

Recall: Red Kite 3 Way Baby Carrier

Red Kite have issued a recall on their 3 Way Baby Carrier, as some batches may have a manufacturing defect that can cause the clips to fail and pose a risk. The batches affected are: RK 2899 / RK 2900 / RK 2901 / RK 3003 This product was sold through retail outlets between November…

Mothercare Recalls Cribs Due To Injury Risk

Mothercare* has issued a recall notice for it's Hyde Crib due to a risk of injury. The risk comes from "a safety issue of the base detaching from the frame" and it affects certain batch numbers only. Batches affected are dated from January 2017 to November 2017, and the batch number can be found on…

Mothercare Recalls My First Keys Baby Toy

Mothercare* have just issued a safety recall on their My First Keys baby toy, due to a "risk of the battery compartment coming off and exposing the button cell battery". The item concerned was sold online and in Mothercare stores from June 2017 to April 2018, and only the batches specified below are affected. Mothercare…

Argos Recalls Cuggl Camborne Cot Beds

Argos* have issued a product recall on specific models of cot beds due to safety concerns. The items included are the Cuggl Camborne Cot Beds in both white and two-tone, as "in certain instances the top rail of the cot could over time become detached resulting in sharp points becoming exposed". The items are sold…

Britax Urgently Recall Car Seats Due To Safety Concerns

Britax Romer have issued an urgent recall on a brand of baby car seats due to an unspecified "potential safety issue". The car seats involved are certain classic Britax Dualfix Car Seats sold between 3rd November 2017 and 22nd March 2018. If you have a Britax Dualfix seat you are advised not to use it…

Primark Recalls Cushions Due To Fire Risk

Primark has issued an urgent recall of four different cushion lines, including a hugely popular unicorn shaped cushion, after they were found to pose a potential fire risk. The retailer said the items do not meet ‘flammability standards’ and Customers are being encouraged to return the recalled products in exchange for a full refund. No…

Toys R Us Goes Into Administration Putting 3200 Jobs At Risk

EDIT 14/03/18: All Toys R Us stores in the UK are to close within the next 6 weeks according to news sources. The BBC and Sky News report that no buyer has been found, and that as well as the stores already marked for closure the rest will follow, resulting in more than 3000 job…

Urgent Recall On Young’s Chip Shop Fish Cakes

Young's have issued an urgent recall on their Young's Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 Pack, due to the possible contamination risk of plastic and metal. If you have recently purchased this item then DO NOT CONSUME IT! No other Young's product is known to be affected by this recall. Product: Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6…

Recall: Furious Challenger Road Racing Set From Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys have issued a recall on the Furious Challenger Road Racing Set due to issues with the electrical charger. They state that they have been made aware of several incidents regarding the plug/charger on this toy and that no injuries have been reported. This toy has been sold in Smyths Toys in the United…

Recall On 64 Meat Products From Muscle Food

Due to an error with the labelling of use-by dates, Healthy Eating Company, Muscle Food have issued an urgent recall on 64 of it's Meat products. If you have made an order with Muscle Food between 25th January and 3rd February 2018, then you need to check this list for any items that may be…

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…