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Tesco, Aldi, Halfords, Pets at Home, eBay and Amazon issue urgent Christmas product recalls

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As Christmas shopping is in full swing with just a week to go to the big day, a slew of major retailers have issued urgent product recalls on many items people may have purchased as giveaways in recent weeks.

Toys and children’s clothing sold by retailers Aldi, Halfords, Tesco, eBay, Pets at Home and Amazon are being pulled from shelves due to choking hazards, chemicals and more.

Tesco is the latest company to be affected and is recalling a children’s Christmas product following reports of a safety risk when the item is overheated.

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Aldi has also urgently recalled a hiking baby carrier that can break down while in use and Halfords has identified a potential safety issue with a child car seat.

All the alerts were issued by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, reports GlasgowLive.

Here are the full details of each product and what to do if you purchased it.

Tesco



PMS Naughty Elf Torch Projector with Six Assorted Lenses Two-Pack
PMS Naughty Elf Torch Projector with Six Assorted Lenses Two-Pack

Tesco is removing the Naughty Elf PMS Projector Torch with a pack of two matching lenses due to instances of the torch overheating.

In a statement to customers, Tesco said: β€œWe have been informed that PMS International is recalling its Naughty Elf torch projector with a pack of two matching lenses.

“This is due to a short circuit which can cause the torch to overheat when in use.”

The retailer explained what buyers should do if they have already purchased the item.

A spokesperson added: β€œPlease take it to a Tesco store where a full refund will be issued. No receipt is required.

β€œUse our store locator to find your nearest Tesco. If you cannot come to the store, you can call us to arrange a refund.

“If you would like more information, please contact Tesco Customer Service on 0800 505 555.”

Aldi

  • Barcode: 4088500636642 Blue
  • Brand: Adventuridge
  • Product code: 804707
  • Product Description

Blue backpack-style hiking baby carrier.

The product poses a risk of injury because the supplier has identified that a component can fail on a small number of media.

The product does not meet the requirements of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Halford

Halfords has identified a potential safety issue with a child seat.

They identified a risk that the rotary locking mechanism could be pushed to the open position when in the locked position.

This problem could lead to the seat being able to unlock and therefore pivot into the locked position.

Product details:

  • Halfords I-Size Revolve child seat
  • Halford item code: 327022

This problem could be potentially dangerous in the event of a car accident.

As a precautionary measure and to ensure customer safety, Halfords is recalling all of these products to its customers.

If you purchased any of these products, please stop using it immediately.

Halfords asks you to return the product to your local store, where you will receive a full refund and a 15% discount on the purchase of a replacement seat.

If you are having difficulty returning to your local store, contact their customer support team on 03301 359779 or email customer.services@halfords.co.uk.

If you know someone else who has purchased any of these products, or if you have purchased one for someone else, please ask them to follow the actions advised above.

Pets at home

Monkfield Nutrition / Pets at Home is recalling certain types of frozen feeding mouse products intended to feed reptiles as salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details are:

Little Pinkies Mouse

Package size: 25 pack (1g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Large Mouse Pinkies

Package size: 25 pack (2-3g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Mouse plush

Package size: 25 pack (4-6g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Little crawling mouse

Package size: 25 pack (7-9g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Little mice

Package size: 10 pack (10-15g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Medium mice

Package size: 10 pack (16-20g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Big mice

Package size: 10 pack (21-30g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

Giant mice

Package size: 10 pack (> 31g per mouse)

Lot code: 10/21

The FSA said:The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause disease in humans and animals.

“The product could therefore pose a potential risk, due to the presence of Salmonella, either by direct handling of the products, or indirectly, for example by the handling of infected reptiles, their vivarium, utensils or contact with the stool of these animals.

“In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

“Infected animals do not necessarily show signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhea.”

eBay

Adapter supplied with V-Benz, Diva Beauty, V-6093 hair clippers

Product identifiers

  • Box number BEA016 5060680952636

Type of risk

  • Electric shock and electrocution

The product poses a serious risk of electric shock because during the test the pin dimensions of the supplied plug were incorrect.

The plug could not fit properly into a plug test gauge due to misalignment of the plug pins.

The pins on the plug of this adapter were not compatible with sockets conforming to BS1363.

There was no facility for a fuse in the outlet.

The plug was missing the required markings such as approval and approval body. This product does not comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.

Amazon

DIY Mini Landscape Light 3+ is recalled from Amazon.

Product identifiers
ASIN: X001DK5DLP

Type of risk
Chemical and suffocation

The product poses a high risk of internal injury because the switch has a compartment with three button cell batteries that can be easily accessed without the aid of a tool.

Button batteries can be placed in the mouth and swallowed, posing a choking hazard to young children and damaging the gastrointestinal tract.

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

FXL Power – Laptop Charger, AC Adapter-65 W is also being recalled by Amazon.

Product identifiers

  • Brand: fxl power
  • Batch number: X0018UPISD
  • SKU: FX00031-FR

Type of risk

Burns

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