PARENTS should urgently check their little ones’ toy collections, as Lidl is recalling gripper toys amid concerns that babies and young children could choke on them.
This is because the rivets of the wheels of the “Playtive Junior Wooden Elephant Gripper Toy” could become loose, the supermarket said.
Lidl Lidl is recalling the toys amid fears they could become a choking hazard
The product recall applies to products with the IAN code 304083 and the model number HG04414. They went on sale on March 28 this year.
If you have bought the toys, you should stop using them immediately and instead return it to your nearest Lidl’s store for a full refund.
You can find your closest shop using Lidl’s store locator tool.
You don’t need to bring your receipt or any other proof of purchase when returning it.
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.
The Sun has asked Lidl how much the toys cost and how many were sold but we haven’t yet heard back.
If you have any concerns, you can contact the supermarket’s customer services on 0370 444 1234.
A statement on discount supermarket’s website read: “Lidl wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
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