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Safety warnings and product recalls from Tesco, Pets at Home and more

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Tesco, H&M, Pets at Home and many others have recalled several products over health and safety concerns.

Items, including toys and pet food, were pulled from stores.

This is due to chemical, choking and other hazards.

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All alerts have been issued by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the European Commission.

Here are the most recent product recalls:

Tesco

PMS torch projector with six assorted lenses

Product identifiers

  • Barcode: 5050565331472
  • Lot: 500021

The product poses a serious risk of burns as the batteries can short-circuit during use.

The product can therefore overheat and present a risk of burns to young consumers who hold the toy for an extended period of time.

The product does not meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.



PMS torch projector with six assorted lenses
PMS torch projector with six assorted lenses

Return it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.

eBay

Childrens toy baby doll in a shower set in the tub

Product identifiers

  • EBay Item Number: 402507434468

This product presents a chemical risk because it contains an excessive concentration of phthalates.

A young child playing with the toy is exposed to phthalates which can potentially harm a child’s health through cancerous or non-cancerous effects.

In addition, when tested according to the stress test, the shower head, faucet crosses, shower head holder and hose connector came loose at forces between 5N and 14N.

The doll’s arms and legs came off at forces between 68N and 80N, the valve came off at a force of 15N, and all of these parts fit fully into the small parts cylinder.

The product does not comply with the 2011 toy (safety) regulations or the 2008 REACH implementing regulations.

The product was withdrawn from the online market.

Pets in the Home / Monkfiled Nutrition

Monkfield Nutrition is extending the recall to all lots of frozen mouse feeding products intended to feed reptiles as salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Little Pinkies Mouse

  • Package size: 25 pack (1g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Large Mouse Pinkies

  • Package size: 25 pack (2-3g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Mouse plush

  • Package size: 25 pack (4-6g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Little crawling mouse

  • Package size: 25 pack (7-9g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Little mice

  • Package size: 10 pack (10-15g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Medium mice

  • Package size: 10 pack (16-20g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Big mice

  • Package size: 10 pack (21-30g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Giant mice

  • Package size: 10 pack (over 31g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

“Pets at Home” Mouse Plush

  • Package size: Individual and 20-pack (3-5g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Little mice “Animals at home”

  • Package size: Individual and 20-pack (10-15g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Medium “Pets in the Home” mice

  • Pack size: Individual and pack of 20 (16-20g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Large “Animals at home” mice

  • Package size: Individual and 20-pack (21-30g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Large Mouse ‘Pets at Home’

  • Pack size: Individual and pack of 15 (over 31 g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

Little Mouse Pinkies ‘Pets at Home’

  • Pack size: Individual, pack of 20, and pack of 100 (1g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

‘Pets at Home’ Mouse Pinkies Large

  • Pack size: Individual, pack of 20, and pack of 100 (2-3g per mouse)
  • Lot codes: all lots

If you, as a pet owner, have purchased any of the above products, then do not use them. Instead, return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.



Monkfield Nutrition Extends Recall To All Lots Of Frozen Nursing Mouse Products
Monkfield Nutrition Extends Recall To All Lots Of Frozen Nursing Mouse Products

When handling and serving pet food, it is always advisable to clean utensils after use.

Consumers should wash their hands thoroughly after handling reptiles, pet food, utensils, or coming in contact with animal faeces.

Raw pet foods should be stored separately from any food (especially ready-to-eat foods). Care should be taken when thawing to avoid cross contamination of food and surfaces.

Thoroughly and thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces it has come in contact with, including your hands.

H&M

H&M recalls its hair clip with LED light.

The battery compartment of the hair clip may break, leaving the alkaline batteries (2 pieces) accessible.

There is a risk that a child could put the batteries in their mouth, nose or ears and, as a result, could suffer serious internal injuries.



H&M recalls its hair clip with LED lighting
H&M recalls its hair clip with LED lighting

Immediately stop using the product and return it to the nearest H&M store for a full refund or contact hm.com.

No receipt is required.

No incidents or injuries were reported.

The hair clip was sold in the children’s section of H&M stores and on hm.com from July 23 to October 29, 2021.

Primark

Primark is recalling its wooden xylophone due to a choking hazard.

Small parts (xylophone stand and ball at the top of the mallet) can easily come loose from the toy.

A small child can put these small parts in their mouth and choke on them.

The product does not comply with the Toy Safety Directive and the European standard EN 71-1.

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