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These pages are intended to pass safety information on regarding equipment and good practice recommendations.

Trading Standards have a product re-call page which is regularly updated.

https://www.tradingstandards.uk/consumers/product-recalls

Argos have there own product recall page which gives up to date information about faulty products.

For a list of these and other manufacturers recalled products please see our page "Product Recalls" which has more details.

The following notice has been issued by the European Commission:

2019-01-21 Recall: Sainsbury's - Deliciously Free From Garlic Pizza Bread

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

Sainsbury's is recalling its 'Deliciously Free From Garlic Pizza Bread' because it contains milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details
Sainsbury's 'Deliciously Free From Garlic Pizza Bread'
Pack size: 160 g
Use-by date: 27 January 2019

Garlic Pizza Bread 

No other Sainsbury's products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
Allergen(s): Milk

This product contains milk, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Action taken by the company
Sainsbury's is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to milk, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

2019-01-08 Recall: Claire's - Squishy Keyrings

 

The following notice has been issued by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) of Ireland:

Claire's are carrying out a voluntary recall of its Squishy Keyrings: code 50175, 50179, 50206, 49956 and 50101. Sales dates May 2018 to October 2018.

Squishies

The 'Squish me!' squeeze toys are representing baby animal characters in a shape, colour and size which is very attractive for children under 36 months. As small parts detach very easily from these toys, a young child may choke when ingesting a small part.

What to do
If you have purchased the above product you should stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest Claire's store for a full refund.

For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019-01-07 Recall: Argos - Washable 4.0 Tog Duvet - Cotbed

 

It has come to our attention that the level of insulation provided by this duvet exceeds the specified rating. This may cause an infant to overheat.

Washable 4.0 Tog Duvet - Cotbed
Cat no. 790/3076

Duvet 

What do you need to do?
Stop using the duvet immediately and return it to an Argos store for a full refund of £15.00. You will not need a proof of purchase. Please be assured that no other products are affected by this recall.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our dedicated helpline:
UK Freephone - 0800 011 3462
ROI Freephone - 1800 946744

Our helpline is open 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday. We thank you for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience.

2019-02-27 Recall: Asda Sweet Potato and Red Chilli Soup

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

Asda is recalling Sweet Potato and Red Chilli Soup because it contains mustard, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

Product details
Asda Sweet Potato and Red Chilli Soup
Pack size: 600 g
Use-by dates: 2 March 2019, 3 March 2019, 7 March 2019, 9 March 2019, 10 March 2019, 12 March 2019, 13 March 2019, 15 March 2019, 16 March 2019, 17 March 2019, 20 March 2019, 23 March 2019 and 27 March 2019

Sweet potato and chilli 

No other Asda products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
Allergen(s): mustard

This product contains mustard making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

Action taken by the company
Asda is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is/products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to mustard, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

2019-02-27 Recall: Co-op - five soup products

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

Co-op is recalling five soup products because they contain mustard, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

Product details
Co-op Chicken and Vegetable Broth
Pack size: 400 g
Use-by dates:    3 March 2019, 9 March 2019, 16 March 2019, 26 March 2019

Co-op Chicken and Vegetable Broth
Pack size: 600 g
Use-by dates:    3 March 2019, 9 March 2019, 11 March 2019, 16 March 2019, 17 March 2019, 18 March 2019, 19 March 2019, 22 March 2019, 24 March 2019, 26 March 2019

Co-op Chunky Vegetable Soup
Pack size: 400 g
Use-by dates: 8 March 2019, 11 March 2019, 16 March 2019, 19 March 2019, 30 March 2019

Co-op Chunky Vegetable Soup
Pack size: 600 g
Use-by dates: 2 March 2019, 8 March 2019, 11 March 2019, 16 March 2019, 19 March 2019, 26 March 2019, 30 March 2019

Co-op Irresistible Tomato and Lentil Soup
Pack size: 600 g
Use-by dates: 3 March 2019, 9 March 2019, 12 March 2019, 17 March 2019, 23 March 2019, 26 March 2019

No other Co-op products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
Allergen(s): mustard

These products contain mustard making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

Action taken by the company
Co-op is recalling the above products from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued point-of-sale notices to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the any of the above products and have an allergy to mustard, do not eat them. Instead return to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

2019-02-21 Recall: Sondey Jaffa Cakes and Jaffa Minis (sold at Lidl)

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

Lidl is recalling Sondey Orange Jaffa Cakes and Sondey Jaffa Minis, (Orange Assortment) because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details
Sondey Orange Jaffa Cakes
Pack size: 300 g
Best-before dates: 01 January 2019, 01 February 2019, 01 March 2019, 01 April 2019, 01 May 2019, 01 June 2019, 01 July 2019, 01 August 2019

Sondey Jaffa Minis (Orange Assortment)
Pack size: 125 g
Best-before dates: 01 July 2019, 01 August 2019, 01 November 2019

Jaffa cakes 

No other Lidl products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
Allergen(s): milk

These products contain milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Action taken by the company
Lidl is recalling the above products from customers and the relevant allergy support organisations have been contacted which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above products and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

2019-02-20 Recall: Sainsbury's - Mango Sorbet

 

ALLERGY ALERT

Mango Sorbet by Sainsbury's

Product description
Mango Sorbet by Sainsbury's 500 ml
SKU: 7610454
Date code: best-before-end November 2019

Mango Sorbet 

It has been brought to our attention that the above product may contain traces of milk. We are asking customers who have purchased this product and have an allergy or an intolerance to milk, to return it to their nearest Sainsbury's store, where they will receive a full refund.

For any concerns or questions regarding this, please contact our Careline on 0800 636262 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019-02-18 Recall: Mister Choc - Choco & Caramel Bars (sold at Lidl)

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

Lidl is recalling Mister Choc Choco & Caramel Bars, six-pack because some bars have been packed in incorrect packaging. Some packets labelled as Choco & Caramel bars may contain Caramel Peanut Bars which contain peanuts which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

Product details
Mister Choc Choco & Caramel Bars, six-pack
Pack size: six-pack
Batch code: all batch codes
Best-before date: January 2020

Caramel

Choco and Caramel 

No other Lidl products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
This product contains peanuts making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

Action taken by the company
Lidl is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to peanuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was purchased for a full refund.

2019-02-18 Recall: Speedibake - Takeaway 10 Garlic Slices (sold by Iceland)

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

Speedibake is recalling Takeaway 10 Garlic Slices because it contains milk, which is not correctly declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. This product is only sold in Iceland stores.

Product details
Takeaway 10 Garlic Slices
Pack size: 250 g
Batch code: SB9039B
Best-before date: 08 February 2020

No other Speedibake products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
Allergen(s): milk

This product contains milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Action taken by the company
Speedibake is recalling the above product from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. This product is only sold in Iceland stores.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

2019-02-05 Recall: Animagic - My First Puppy

 

PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE

Animagic: My First Puppy
Item code: 31339.4300
Barcode: 5025123313399
Batch codes: 181008P3, 181102P3, 181116P3

My First Puppy 

It has come to our attention that the Animagic My First Puppy plush toys do not meet the
required standards and it may be possible for small parts to become detached posing a
possible choking hazard to young children.

We request anyone who has purchased one of these products to return the item to the
retailer for a full refund.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

No other Vivid or Animagic products are affected by this notice.

For further information please contact: 01702 200660
(9am - 5pm Monday to Friday until further notice

2019-03-18 Recall: Asda - Garlic and Parsley Butter

ALLERGEN ALERT

Undeclared Peanut in Garlic and Parsley Butter (served on fish counter only)

Garlic and parsley butter

Date code
All

What's happened?
We are recalling Garlic and Parsley Butter, which is provided as an accompaniment on our fish counter. There is a possibility that very low levels of peanut may be present in the butter, which is not declared. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanuts.

What you should do?
If you have purchased a fish product with Garlic and Parsley Butter from our fish counter, and are allergic to peanuts, please avoid consuming it. You can bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund. You do not need your receipt.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and will ensure this doesn't happen again. If you would like any further information, please contact:

Asda Customer Relations - 0800 952 0101

2019-03-14 Recall: Hovis Granary Bread Flour

 

Allergy alert

1 kg Hovis Granary Bread Flour

Hovis 

Premier Foods is recalling retail packs of Hovis Granary Bread Flour 1 kg because it contains malted barley flour which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to barley.

Anyone who has purchased the product and is allergic to barley should avoid consuming the flour, but retain the packaging and contact the following number for a full refund: 0800 085 3959

Or online via: https://www.premierfoods.co.uk/site-services/contact-us#consumer_contact

No other Hovis products are affected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

2019-03-13 Recall: Mister Choc - Filled Chocolate Fingers Hazelnut Crisp (sold at Lidl)

 

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

England and Wales specific

Lidl is recalling Mister Choc Filled Chocolate Fingers Hazelnut Crisp because they contain barley (gluten), wheat (gluten), milk, nuts and soya which are not written in English on the label meaning it is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley, gluten, wheat, milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to nuts and/or soya.

Product details
Mister Choc Filled Chocolate Fingers Hazelnut Crisp
Pack size: 200 g
Best-before date: 13 August 2019

Hazelnut 

No other Lidl products are known to be affected.

Risk statement
This product contains barley (gluten), wheat (gluten), milk, nuts and soya making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley, gluten, wheat, milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to nuts and/or soya.

Action taken by the company
Lidl is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to barley, gluten, wheat, milk or milk constituents and/or an allergy to nuts and/or soya, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund

2019-03-12 Recall: Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox

 

The following notice appears on the TK Maxx website:

TK Maxx and HomeSense are recalling the Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox as it may pose a risk of electric shock.

Star Wars 

TK Maxx have identified a quality issue with the Star Wars Holopane 25 Lightbox and are recalling affected units. There are four designs of the product: Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Chewbacca and Rey.

The affected units were on sale in TK Maxx stores in December 2018 and January 2019. They were supplied with blue 'GaoLe' branded AAA batteries. We have found that some of these batteries could leak which may pose a safety risk. Units supplied with other batteries are not affected and are safe to use.

If you purchased any affected products, please stop using them immediately, and return to any TK Maxx store for a full refund.

For further enquiries please call Customer Service on 01923 473561 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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