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Samsung washing machines blowing up?

If Samsung think their headache over overheating/exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices is enough, then news that their washing machines are blowing up is going to tip them over the edge. This concerns the company's top-load washing machines, which have been produced in the last 5 years. A lawsuit was filed, which claimed that Samsung have…

Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear. As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next. Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore…

Tesla recalling 90,000 cars over seatbelt problem

Tesla are recalling all 90,000 of its Model S sedan cars worldwide, so they can check for a defect in the cars' front seatbelts. The company say that the cost of this is "immaterial". There are some cars in the UK, but most of the vehicles are in America, with some in Asia, and the rest…

Product Recall: Next bevel mirrors

Next are recalling the following mirrors, thanks to a potential safety issue: 447703 – Large Bevel Mirror (only items purchased before July 2009) 447727 – Small Bevel Mirror (only items purchased before July 2009) The company say: "Next wants to make customers aware of a safety issue relating to the adhesion of the glass on…

Product Recall: Costco recall swegways over plug issue

Costco have issued a safety notice about their Swegway/hoverboards, as they have the wrong plugs attached, which means you could end up getting electrocuted when using them! The company are talking specifically about some of the £400 Air Runner boards, and they've sent letters out to UK customers, which details which plugs are affected. You may…

Product Recall: Emerson Network Power USB charger

There's a product recall issued by Mighty Pound UK Limited, with a safety warning about the Emerson Network Power USB charger. Here's the precise details: Emerson Network Power USB charger Model Number: GX1299 Item No: A7688 They say: "We have discovered a safety problem with the USB charger which poses a serious risk of fire…

Are Vauxhall cars catching fire?

Apparently, there's a problem with Vauxhall vehicles setting on fire. We're aware that the car in the picture to the right isn't a Vauxhall, but it is on fire. Anyway, the car manufacturer is looking at recalling some of its Zafira models. It seems there might be a problem with the dashboard, which is causing them…

Product Recall: Sainsbury's, Aldi and Iceland food poisoning scare

A number of supermarkets have recalled products over food poisoning concerns. The Food Standards Agency said Sainsbury's have recalled their SO Organic British Double Cream, Aldi have recalled their McCallums Scottish Double Cream, Iceland have recalled their Double Cream and Müller Wiseman Dairies have recalled their Müller Wiseman Dairies pasteurised Double Cream. So what's the craic?…

Product Recallish: Dimples Car Seats sold at Smyths Toys

There's another product recall on a car seat, this time, on the Dimples Car Seat range which are available from Smyths Toys. The retailer says: "Some consumers of the Dimples car seat may have had an issue with the seat belt installation on the products below." Dimples Snug Carseat Group 1-2-3, Item No. 133463 Dimples…

Product Recall: Safety issue with B&Q shower screens

There's a safety notice issued by B&Q over their shower screens. B&Q say: "Despite rigorous quality control procedures it has been brought to B&Q's attention that in some installations, hairline fractures have appeared in the plastic hinge brackets. This could potentially release the screen from the mounting bracket resulting in personal injury." Basically, you don't…

Product Recall: ASDA Cooked and Peeled King Prawns...actually RAW

If you're the sort to be buying cooked and peeled king prawns from Asda, you better check your fridge (unless you've already gobbled these up and if so, it'll be too late). Asda have issued a product recall as some raw prawns have found their way into these packs so your prawns are anything but…

PRODUCT RECALL: Next recall Heart Kettles due to loose handle

Bit worrying! Have you got one of these Next Heart Kettles? Well, if you have you might want to check the batch code as Next are recalling some of these due to the possibility that the handle could detach from the unit. If you've got one, check whether it features one of the following codes:…

Asda recall explosive prosecco

Hold up boozers, Asda are recalling Prosecco because it keeps exploding, going off like a stag do's trousers. The supermarket's Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry has been withdrawn from sale following complaints that the bottles keeping shattering. The quite snipular £5.48 Italian wine, which is exclusive to Asda in the UK, is actually described as “a…

Take your Fruit Shoots back to the shop. They are dangerous.

We all know that children are our future. Let’s teach them well and let them lead the way*. Let’s not try to damage them with sharp bits of plastic from the caps of their drinks, eh. Britvic, manufacturers of Fruit Shoot, that sugar (or sweetener)-filled brightly coloured bottle of running around and screaming a lot…

Beko recall fridge freezers after one sets a block of flats on fire

Recently, there was a rather large fire in a tower block in Bermondsey. While you cast dispersions on the people of Southwark like 'they deserve it' or 'surprised anyone noticed', we'll crack on with telling you that it was all the fault of a Beko fridge freezer. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) reckon that up…