IKEA is recalling chocolate covered marshmallows due to fears their incorrect labelling could trigger allergic reactions.
The Sötsak Skumtopp treats contain whey powder, which is a milk product, meaning it’s a health risk for anyone with dairy allergies.
IKEA Ikea is recalling marshmallow treats due to incorrect labelling
The treats list whey powder as an ingredient on the packaging, but it doesn’t mention that it’s a milk product.
People who react badly to milk can experience problems with their digestive system if they consume it, such as diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, feeling sick and stomach cramps.
The product recall applies to 180g packs of the treats with best before dates between March 12 and April 18 this year.
Customers who are known to be allergic to milk are being advised not to eat the treats.
Instead, you should return it to your nearest Ikea store, where you’ll be given a full refund even if you don’t have the receipt.
The products, which cost £1.30 each, have been on sale in all Ikea stores in the UK since 2012.
The retailer told The Sun it has sold 8,457 products so far in 2019.
Your product recall rightsPRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full redund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
A spokesperson for Ikea said: “Food safety is our priority and customers should always feel confident that food products sold and served at Ikea are safe and healthy to eat.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”
If you’d like more information, you can contact Ikea’s exchange and returns department or call 0203 645 0010.
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