High street and online retailers including Amazon, Halfords and Matalan have issued urgent safety notices on various different items. A product recall is put in place after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer. Here is the list of affected items and anyone who has these products should return them from the store they were bought from immediately.
The affected items were produced only between January 17 and July 11 and no others are affected.
Customers do not need to return this item but rather make sure they are using it in the correct way.
Amazon stocks a large number of retailers but the item being recalled is from the brand Ikasa.
Ikasa has recalled all their Large Plush Teddy bears due to a risk of suffocation.
The item was sold in plastic packaging which was vacuumed shut.
• Type / number of model: 6636521
• Barcode: ASIN: X000VDYLTP
• Batch numberL: H8-ST5K-1Z19
Homeware and clothing store Matalan is urging customers to check children’s socks to see if they have any affected items.
This recall was issued a couple of months ago and is still ongoing to make sure all customers return the product as soon as possible.
The recall put in place is on Rib Ankle Pom Pom Socks Blue (C134573) and Ankle Pom Pom Socks Pink (C134574).
The statement said: “It has come to our attention that the above pom pom socks do not meet our usual high standards for quality and safety as the pom poms may become detached, which could present a choking hazard. As customer safety is our highest priority, we are immediately recalling these pom pom socks.
“If you’ve bought any of the above pom pom socks, please do not use the products and return them at your earliest convenience to your nearest Matalan store where our staff will be happy to give you a full refund. You will not need to produce a receipt to claim a refund.”
No other Matalan products are affected.