Matalan recalls pom pom socks over fears kids could choke on them

MATALAN is recalling pom pom socks over fears that kids could choke on them.

The ankle socks come with pom poms attached to them, but these could fall off and cause a choking hazard for the little ones.

The affected products come in blue, pink and white and were sold at Matalan between February 24 and August 24 this year.

They had product codes of C134573 or C134574.

Matalan hasn't yet confirmed how much the socks cost nor how many it's recalling, so we'll update this article once we hear back.

If you've bought any of the socks, Matalan is urging customers not to usethem.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT 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 refund 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.

Instead, you should return it to your nearest Matalan store where you'll be given a full refund.

You don't need to have the receipt to get your money back.

Matalan has more than 200 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one by using its shop locator tool.

The retailer said no other items are affected by the product recall.

If you have any questions, you can contact Matalan's customer service on 0333 0044444 or send an email to [email protected]

Matalan said in a statement on its website: "We wish to thank you for your co-operation and we once again apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

"We look forward to welcoming you back to Matalan soon."

Other recent product recalls to watch out for include Greggs' steak bakes sold in Iceland, which may contain pieces of plastic.

Iceland is also recalling two chicken dishes over fears they contain salmonella.

While John Lewis is recalling cot mattresses over fears they’re unsafe for babies.

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