A POPULAR baby cereal by Aptamil is being recalled from major UK supermarkets and retailers over fears it contains pieces of plastic.
The product recall applies to Aptamil's multigrain banana and berry cereal, which is suitable for little ones above seven months old.
The products are being recalled as some packs have been found to contain pieces of blue plastic material, which is used to make the packaging.
The pieces can pose a choking hazard for babies, making the cereal unsafe to eat.
The affected Nutricia cereal products are 200g in size and have a best before date of July 7, 2021.
The date can be found on the back of the pack under the bar code.
The cereal is currently on sale at Asda and Sainsbury's for £3, while Boots, Tesco and Waitrose have all pulled the products online.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
If you've bought the affected cereal, you should avoid feeding it to your baby.
Instead, make sure you return the product to the store, with or without a receipt, in order to get a full refund.
The Sun has asked Nutricia, part of Danone, how many packs it's recalling and we'll update this article once we hear back.
Nutricia said no other batches of this product or any other Aptamil products are affected by the recall.
It added in a statement on the Food Standards Agency website: "We are sorry that this product does not meet our usual high quality standards and for any inconvenience this recall may cause."
If you'd like to speak to the brand, you can contact its customer services on 0800 996 1000.
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