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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…

Now Galaxy Note 7 phones are overheating?

Samsung have had a nightmare with the whole 'exploding battery' thing, concerning the Galaxy Note 7. Well, there's reports that they're overheating now. Will it ever end?! Over at the Wall Street Journal, they say that Samsung is “looking into consumer complaints" in the States and South Korea. It seems like people got replacement phones,…

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…

Vauxhall recall more Zafiras due to fires

Remember when Vauxhall recalled a load of Zafiras because they were catching fire? Well, there's going to be another one, after a Facebook group put pressure on the car-manufacturer. There's allegations of a cover-up from Vauxhall, and MPs may be hitting them with a £50 million bill over the whole thing. Vauxhall recalled all 234,938…

Pie Face recall - what's it all about?

Have you seen the Pie Face product recall doing the rounds? Well, we've been ringing around to see what the image that's been appearing on social media. With it being one of the most popular games this year, there's been a fair bit of chatter about it. We gave Hasbro a call, and initially, they…

Product Recall: Baby Start LED night light

Have you got a Baby Start LED night light in your house? Stop using it, as there's a product recall on it, and it could explode in your house. Homebase have issued an important safety notice: "The product has been made without an internal fuse, and in certain situations this may lead to premature failure of…

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: Little Tikes Big Band Set

Parents (and very tiny band-leaders), you need to know about a product recall concerning the Little Tikes Big Band Set! As a precaution Asda is recalling the ‘Little Tikes Big Band Set’, due to a risk of small parts detaching away from the drum which could present a choking hazard. This is what it looks…

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 Recall: some Firefly drinks have glass in them

With a name like 'purity', you'd think that Purity Soft Drinks Ltd would sell beverages that were as innocent as the driven snow. Not quite - they're recalling a batch of its Firefly Lemon, Lime and Ginger Natural Drink (330ml and with a best before date of April 2016 and batch code 5029) because some bottles might…

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…