Published On: Tue, Oct 20th, 2020

Amazon, Halfords & Matalan issue recall on car seats, toys & clothing over safety fears

High street and online retailers including Amazon, Halfords and Matalan have issued urgent safety notices on various different items. A product recall is put in place after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer. Here is the list of affected items and anyone who has these products should return them from the store they were bought from immediately.


Halfords has issued a medium risk alert on their Groovy Reclinable System RS+ and Guppy Maxi Plus Reclinable System RS+.

This item is a seat for children that can be fitted on the back of an adult bike.

This is because there is potential risk involved when using the product.

The company says there is a risk when used with excessive load, during extreme conditions, with incorrect use, and without the frame seat belt properly installed.

The recall notice states: “The potential issue is only when using these child-seats in extreme conditions as per example: big road holes, jumps and off-road ways with an excessive load than the one indicated in the product user manual – 22kg, and without the frame seat belt properly installed.”

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Amazon stocks a large number of retailers but the item being recalled is from the brand Ikasa.

Ikasa has recalled all their Large Plush Teddy bears due to a risk of suffocation.

The European Commission issued the recall and said that the product does not comply with their toy safety requirement.

A statement said: “The plastic of the packaging is too thin. If a child plays with the packaging, the plastic can cover the mouth and nose, causing the child to suffocate.


Homeware and clothing store Matalan is urging customers to check children’s socks to see if they have any affected items.

This recall was issued a couple of months ago and is still ongoing to make sure all customers return the product as soon as possible.

The recall put in place is on Rib Ankle Pom Pom Socks Blue (C134573) and Ankle Pom Pom Socks Pink (C134574).

The statement said: “It has come to our attention that the above pom pom socks do not meet our usual high standards for quality and safety as the pom poms may become detached, which could present a choking hazard. As customer safety is our highest priority, we are immediately recalling these pom pom socks.

“If you’ve bought any of the above pom pom socks, please do not use the products and return them at your earliest convenience to your nearest Matalan store where our staff will be happy to give you a full refund. You will not need to produce a receipt to claim a refund.”

No other Matalan products are affected.

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