Your BitterWallet guide to....Product Recalls

19 May 2015

product recallWhether it be an electrical item or something edible, you expect something you purchase to be completely without defect. Unfortunately however that is not always the case and from time to time you see those big product recall notices plastered in the newspaper, in a window at your local store or most frequently these days a post shared by your friends on social media. Of course the bigger businesses will often find themselves in the national press too.

Manufacturers and retailers in the UK are legally obligated to communicate product recalls to the product owners. For big household items it is worth registering your ownership of the product with the company as they can locate you should your product be subject to a recall.

If you find yourself with a product subject to a recall, the notice should give you all the information explaining what you need to do next. If it doesn't, you can contact the retailer/manufacturer or the Citizens Advice.

For any product bought from a company based inside the EU, European law will protect you.  For this you'll need to contact the UK European Consumer Centre for more information. It is worth noting that if you bought a product from a company outside the EU it is unlikely that UK or UE law will be able to assist you.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product and you've done all you can to check whether it has appeared on a recall notice, it is best to stop using it and make your concern known to the retailer, manufacturer or, if not known, your local Trading Standards office.

Official Recall Websites

Trading Standards

Electrical Safety First

FSA - Food Recalls

VOSA - Vehicle Recalls

MHRA - Medical/Medicine Recalls

Retailer Recall Pages

Tesco Recalls

Asda Recalls

Boots Recalls

Argos Recalls

Sainsbury's Recalls

BitterWallet Recall Articles

Starlight Dragon from Build-a-Bear

Russell Hobbs travel kettle

VW drivers wanting compensation

Swegway/Balance board off-board battery charger

Vauxhall cars catching fire

M&S recall Twist and Turn baby rattle

Easywalker mini pram from Mothercare

Morrisons ham might poison you

Choking hazard on Clarks solar force/flash childrens sandals

Plastic found in Bran Flakes

Verbatim classic LED light bulbs

Apple to fix your iPhone camera

Sainsburys, Aldi and Iceland food poisoning scare

Next flammable children's dressing gowns

Ikea night light might electrocute your baby

Chocolate wafer recalls one and two

Dunelm retro fan

Another Honda recall

Panasonic e-bike battery

EE recall 500,000 power-bars

Ikea Malm dresser recall after toddler deaths

Hazard on Frozen blanket

Some Firefly drinks have glass in them

Recall on children's cycling products

Nissan recall vehicles that can shut down the engine while you're driving

Wahl stainless steel travel kettle might explode

Salmonella in mild La Chinata smoked paprika

Recall on bunny ears

Choking hazard on Next baby cardigan

Argos recall kids/toddlers bedding due to entanglement risk

Samosaco gluten free onion bhajee mix

Soya in Asda strawberry cheesecake

Recall on exploding prosecco

Asda recall raw "cooked and peeled" king prawns

Sainsbury's recall gluten-free products as they contain gluten

Asda recall gluten-free range as products contain gluten

Beats Pill XL are catching fire

Next recall Heart Kettle due to loose handle

Porsche 918 Spyder product recall

Honda & Daihatsu recall millions of cars over Takata airbags

Now Morrisons want your mash potato and peanut butter

Sainsbury's recalling 23 lines of ready meals over metal fears

Toyota & Nissa in 6.5m airbag recall 

IKEA Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig safety gate recall

Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate may contain plastic

The Society's Prosecco being recalled due to glass smashing

You can find our dedicated section to product recalls by clicking here.


  • Samantha H.
    Hi I bought a kiddu 1,2,3 car seat in 2012 from home bargains just tried to take it back and they said they have not heard of any problems with the seat, how do I know what ones are effected and ensure they give me a refund if it's defective? Any help would be great fully appreciate many thanks Sam
  • Rob
    Samantha: Look for DS07 or YS07 markings on stitched label on the side cover of the booster part of seat or imprinted markings on underside of the booster seat. Or call the helpline: 0161 702 5061.

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