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RECALL: Nursery Time Baby Headbands

RECALL: Nursery Time Baby Headbands

If you have any Baby Headbands for your little one then you need to check them against this recall, as the company that make Nursery Time Baby Headbands has recalled their entire range of headbands due to a choking risk. There was an issue identified with one particular headband where the diamante decoration may become…

Check Your Yahoo Email Accounts NOW! 500 Million Yahoo User Accounts Hacked

Do you have an email account with Yahoo? If so, check your emails. Yahoo have reported around 500 million user accounts have been hacked. So what exactly has happened? A copy of user account information was stolen from Yahoo systems in 2014 by an alleged state-sponsored actor. This is currently being investigated. What information has…

RECALL: Asda Recall More Ballpoint Pens

In July Asda recalled ten different ballpoint pen items due to unsafe chemicals in the ink. There has today been a further recall involving another ten different packs of ballpoint pens because of the same issue. If you have any of the pens from either recall you shouldn't not use them, but should return them…

RECALL: Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender

Earlier this year we told you about calls by parents to have the Tommee Tippee Steamer Blenders removed from shelves due to an issue with the blades. At the time Tommee Tippee issued advice on safe reassembling after cleaning as they thought this was an issue of the steamer not being put back together again…

Urgent Recall: Coca-Cola Power Banks

Have you got one of these Coca-Cola Power Banks? They are sold at both Halfords and The Range. Five different ones are on urgent recall over a serious fire risk. Whilst there haven't been any injuries reported, four customers have reported a potential fire risk, which could be catastrophic. If you do have one of…

RECALL: Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's have issued a recall on tubs of ice cream as they may contain pieces of metal. The ice cream concerned is the Cookie Dough 500ml tubs, and it's just certain batches of the product that are affected. The batch numbers are printed on the bottom of the tub and the ones that…

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RECALL: Asda Boys Swim Shorts

RECALL: Asda Boys Swim Shorts

Asda have today issued a recall on several designs of boy's swim shorts so if you have any of the pairs listed below you should return them to store for a refund. Asda have said that they are recalling the swimming shorts as there is a problem with the mesh lining, specifically because "the quality…

URGENT RECALL: Dumbo and Winnie the Pooh Comforters

Have you bought a Baby Comforter from Dunelm? There are two different ones on an 'Urgent Recall' due to a potential safety issue where the sewn in care label can be pulled off which is then a choking hazard for small children. The two affected are: Dumbo Comforter White - Barcode: 5050390072731 Winnie the Pooh…

URGENT RECALL: Morrisons/Sainsbury's Éclairs/Profiteroles

Have you got Cream Cakes in your fridge? Bakkavor who makes Éclairs and Profiteroles for Morrisons and Sainsbury's have issued a recall on selected products due to a risk of them containing small pieces of metal. Here's what's being recalled: Sainsbury's 4 Belgian Chocolate Éclairs (4 x 35g), Use by date: 8 August 2016 and…

Littlewoods Rewards Scheme To End On August 31st

We've been contacted by a few Playpennies readers today, letting us know that they've received a letter this morning letting them know that the Littlewoods Rewards Scheme will end later this month. For those of you who don't know, the scheme gives buyers cashback into their account which can then be applied to later purchases.…

URGENT Recall On A Number Of Yeo Valley/Supermarket Branded Yogurts

If you buy Supermarket branded Yogurts then you need to read this. Yeo Valley have issued a recall on quite a large number of their Yogurt products due a risk of small pieces of rubber. Yeo Valley manufacture yogurt for ASDA, Co-operative, Sainsbury, Tesco and Waitrose. Check if you have any of these in your…

Pregnant Women Advised To Consider Postponing Travel To Florida Due To Zika Virus

Pregnant and got a holiday to Florida booked? Public Health England have issued a new warning with regards to Zika Virus, after the number of people affected in Florida has risen to four. It has been confirmed that these cases have occurred due to local mosquitoes. As Zika Virus is linked to serious birth defects…

URGENT RECALL: Morrisons Busy Bee Cake

If you have recently bought a Birthday Cake from Morrisons, check that it's not the Busy Bee Cake. This £10 Birthday Cake is on an URGENT recall due to fears of Salmonella. Although this is a precautionary measure, it's a serious one as Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening. The only cakes known to be affected…

Prince George's 3rd Birthday Pictures Released

Prince George is 3 years old today, and to mark the occasion the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a new set of photos of the birthday boy. The photos were posted on the official Kensington Palace social media pages with the following statement: Here are some new photos of Prince George on his…

RECALL: Asda Ballpoint Pens Recalled Due To Unsafe Chemicals

Asda have just issued a recall on several types of their ballpoint pens as the ink that is used contains unsafe chemicals. They have recalled ten different types of pen, six of which are pictured, and the items details follow below. If you have any of these items you should not use them but should…