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Asda issues two recall notices for potentially unsafe children’s products

Posted: 13/04/2015

The Trading Standards website has reported that Asda has issued a recall notice on one of its new-born dummy ranges, the Little Angels 2 Newborn Soothers product. Asda stated that a customer had reported that the teat had broken away from the casing, creating a potential choking hazard. Customers who purchased the product are advised to return or dispose of the item. 

This follows the recall by Asda a few weeks ago of children’s Spiderman suits following a complaint from a father who said that the detachable chest piece containing the battery pack appeared to blow up. Asda said the wrong battery had been included in the suit, "resulting in a potential safety issue".

Philippa Luscombe, partner in the personal injury team at Penningtons Manches which advises clients on injuries sustained as a result of faulty or defective products, said: “Asda is clearly taking a responsible attitude to safety problems by issuing a recall notices for these products. However, it is worrying that two problems have been found in products used for children in the space of a few weeks. While no injury has been reported from either product, it is clear that the problems reported could cause serious injury – particularly the choking risk for a new born baby.  

“Our experience indicates that it is often children’s products which have safety issues – and yet it is young children who need the greatest safety provision. Hopefully, Asda will carry out a full investigation into both products to ensure their safety before they are restocked for sale and other suppliers of similar products will ensure the same level of scrutiny.”

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