Asda recall dummies after choke risk

Asda has recalled some of its dummies over a choking risk for the second time in just over two years.

The supermarket giant was alerted to a possible fault in packs of Little Angels 2 Newborn Soothers 0+ Months after a customer complained on Facebook that the teat had detached from the hard casing in one device.

The baby was unharmed.

In January 2013 Asda asked parents to return packs of the Little Angels Cherry Soother when a fault was identified.

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An Asda spokesman said: “These are two isolated incidents involving different products. We are yet to conduct our investigation to identify the cause of the problem, but we take any complaints about baby products extremely seriously, which is why we have taken the decision to recall the soothers as a precaution.”

Customers have been asked to either dispose of the products or return them to an Asda store as a “precaution” for a full refund.

No other Asda Little Angels dummies are said to have been affected.

In a notice to customers, the supermarket said: “ These are sold in twin packs, the shield is clear and the plug on the front has a number of different designs.

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“We have had one customer complaint that the teat has broken away and detached from the hard casing, so we have taken the precaution of taking the product off sale and recalling from customers due to the possible risk of choking.

“The care and safety of our customers is our top priority, which is why we are recalling the product even though there has been only one complaint and we are yet to conduct our investigation.”

The statement added: “ We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

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