Mothercare recalls ‘My First Keys’ toy

Mothercare is undertaking a voluntary recall of the ‘My First Keys’ toy due to a risk of the battery compartment coming off and exposing the button cell battery.

This toy was sold in stores and on the Mothercare website from June 2017 to April 2018.

However, only the ‘My First Keys’ with a batch code of 02-161024, 02-161205 and 02-170509 are affected by this recall. The picture in this story indicates where this information can be found. All other versions are unaffected.

The My First Keys toy.
The batch code can be located on the rear of this toy.









If you own one of these toys please stop using it immediately and return your product to a Mothercare store where a full refund will be given.

If you have any queries please contact Mothercare via email on: all queries will be answered within 24 hours on receipt of the email.

A spokesman said, “This action has been taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Red Kite recalls 3-way baby carrier

Red Kite has issued a product recall notice of its 3-way carrier.
The carrier was sold through retail outlets between November 2017 and April 2018, and the products affected have the codes: RK 2899 / RK 2900 / RK 2901 / RK 3003.

In a statement, the company said, “We have become aware that some 3-way Carriers from the above mentioned batches may have a manufacturing defect. This defect can cause the clips to fail and poses a risk to the user of the product.”

Advice states to follow these steps;

  • Stop using the item immediately
  • Contact Red Kite on 01454 326 555
  • When calling please have your product and proof of purchase to hand in order to receive a refund

Co-op chocolate bunnies recalled as they could pose burn and choking risk

Chocolate Easter bunnies are being recalled by the Co-op – as they could cause internal burns or choking.

It has been alleged that a tampering incident in Nottingham could have taken place after a small battery was discovered inside one of the foil-wrapped chocolate treats.

The Co-op says that just over 3,000 units of the product have been sold nationwide and the company has clarified that no other products are affected.

The National Crime Agency, which deals with food tampering incidents, and police forces are helping with the investigation, which is a criminal matter. The Food Standards Agency has been notified and is assisting.

A spokesperson for the Co-op said, “The health and safety of our customers is uppermost in our minds. We are concerned about one incident of alleged product tampering involving our hollow milk chocolate Easter bunny foil figure, which has been found to contain a small battery inside.”

“This follows an incident at Christmas when two similar products were targeted and contaminated. As a precaution, we have begun a UK-wide product recall and have withdrawn the product from sale.”

Customers with one of these products should not eat it but take the product back to store for a full refund. Anyone who is concerned should call Co-op customer services on Freephone 0800 0686 727.

At the end of last year, as part of the #12daysofsafety campaign, Buy Wise Be Safe highlighted the risk smaller batteries, like button batteries, pose to young children. Once swallowed, within minutes, internal burns can occur or a child could choke as the battery blocks their airways.

To remind yourself about how to make your home as safe as possible for your child, be sure to reread the advice we gave in the #12daysofsafety campaign in December 2016.

Cereal recall after metal wire discovered

HiPP Organic has announced it is recalling its Fruity O’s breakfast cereals as a precautionary measure after small fragments of metal wire were discovered in three products sold in Germany.

No other HiPP Organic products have been affected and the risk of any fragments appearing in UK products is “extremely minimal” says the company in a statement.

It also states, “The health and safety of young children is paramount and we are deeply apologetic for any inconvenience this may cause.”

“Our HiPP Organic Fruity O’s are only available in Tesco – any customers who have purchased this product can return the product to any Tesco store for a full refund, with or without a receipt and regardless of the condition of the product.”

“We also want to assure customers that manufacturing has immediately ceased at the plant in Hungary where the issue arose and a full and thorough health and safety inspection is underway. Production will not resume until the issue has been completely resolved.”


What you need to know

Here are the specific product details:

  • HiPP Organic Fruity O’s breakfast cereal with best-before dates from 19 January 2017 – 3 March 2017 (best-before date at top of the pack)
  • Breakfast cereal, 140 g
  • Batch numbers L190416 / L020616 / L200417 / L030616

Should customers have any questions or concerns on this matter, they are invited to contact HiPP Organic on the following customer care number, 0845 050 1351, or via the company’s ‘contact us’ page.

Poundland withdraws ‘flammable’ Halloween Wigs

A range of Halloween Wigs for sale in Poundland have been withdrawn from sale as they have the potential to be flammable.

The wigs affected have been on sale at Poundland stores, Poundland Online and Dealz stores since August 2016 and are being recalled as the false hair has been found to fall below their standards.

Poundland is asking customers to return the wigs as a precaution.

If you have purchased one of these products below, or have any concerns regarding any other Poundland wig you have purchased previously to August 2016, you should return it to your nearest store for a full refund.

Recalled wigs:

#127038-FRIGHT NITE LONG WIG (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002671, 5054110002688, 5054110002695, 5054110002701, 5054110002718

#115428-FRIGHT NITE SHORT BOB WIG (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002626, 5054110002633, 5054110002640, 5054110002657, 5054110002664, 5054110280475, 5054110280482, 5054110280499, 5054110280505, 5054110280512

#127039- FRIGHT NITE CURLY WIG (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002725, 5054110002732, 5054110002749, 5054110002756, 5054110002763

Poundland said in a statement, “As a responsible retailer we take the testing and the standard of our products very seriously and remain committed to the highest levels of product quality which is why we are taking this precautionary measure.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

What You Should Do

Check the barcode on your purchase matches those shown on this notice and return the item to your nearest store as soon as possible.

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding this information, call our customer service team free on 0800 731 5622 between 9am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

Asda boys swim shorts recalled

It’s the time of the year when swimming shorts are more than likely in demand at retailers around the UK. But Asda has announced a product recall for a wide variety of swim shorts that it sells in its George clothing line.

The company has said, “As a precaution, George is recalling (the Swim Shorts detailed below) because the quality of the mesh lining is not to our required specification.”


The styles affected by the recall are two check design, striped, hibiscus, shark, skull, and photographic surf – for the age ranges between 4 and 14 years old.

What should you do?

If you have purchased these swim shorts, please return to product to your local Asda store for a full refund. For further information please contact Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101