06 January 2016
Tesco Issues Urgent Recall for Stuffed Toys Due to Choking Hazard
Tesco has issued a recall for a range of their popular Christmas toys due to potential choking hazards.
The toys that are being recalled are made by Horizon Procurement Ltd and are very popular with children. The stuffed animals have a manufacturing fault that means the stitches become loose and the stuffing is accessible.
Any child that has the plush toys could easily swallow the internal stuffing and potentially choke. Tesco has also said that the plush fur sheds too easily and could get into mouths, eyes or ears.
Tesco has advised that all Horizon Procurement Ltd plush toys should be removed from children and returned to your nearest store. You will receive a full refund with or without a receipt.
The ten products on the recall list are:
- Large Polar Bears: EAN 5060373642950
- Xmas Crazy Eye Dog: EAN 5060373642936
- Fluff Ball Cows: EAN 5060373642417
- Fluff Ball Bears: EAN 5060373642431
- Xmas Crazy Eye Mouse: EAN 5060373642912
- Floppy Bunnies: EAN 506373642479
- Floppy Doggies: EAN 506373642486
- Fluff Ball Chicks: EAN 5006373642455
- Fluff Ball Frogs: EAN 5060373642462
- Fluff Ball Pigs: EAN 5060373642448
Tesco has released Horizon Procurement Ltd.’s details if you want more information. The number to call is 01423 788 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As consumers we have the right to buy products that are safe and fit for purpose. Many manufacturers do realise quite quickly when a product is faulty or potentially hazardous and issue a recall. If you want to check to see if anything you own has been recalled you can visit the Trading Standards website for a list.
If you have a product that is faulty, whether it’s been recalled or not, you have the right to return it for a refund, repair or replacement under the Consumer Rights Act.
If you are injured by a product through no fault of your own, you have the right to claim compensation. There is a time limit of three years for any injuries caused by faulty products and it’s important to get advice from a specialist lawyer. Slater and Gordon Lawyers have experts in faulty product claims and can act on your behalf on a No Win No Fee agreement.
If you have been injured by a faulty product, please get in touch with our experts at Slater and Gordon for a free consultation. Call us on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we will call you.
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