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Marks and Spencer has recalled a baby rattle over concerns that the little balls inside it could fall out. This would have potentially fatal consequences if a child had the rattle in their mouth when the balls were dislodged.
M&S have said that no child has been harmed by the toy but they are urging customers to return the rattle to the store immediately.
They believe a manufacturing fault had led to the joints of the Twist & Turn rattle becoming loose and allowing enough space for the small plastic balls to be released.
The rattle was on sale between November 2014 and July 2015 and was sold in around 40 stores across the UK. It was aimed at babies over three months and cost £12. M&S said that any customer that returns the rattle will get a full refund.
M&S aren’t the only company that has had to recall baby-specific products recently. Earlier in 2015 Asda had to recall their own-brand dummies after one came apart in a child’s mouth.
The teat of the dummy came away from the rest of it whilst a baby was using it. Luckily the child’s mother realised what had happened straight away. Asda also had to recall another of their own-brand dummies back in 2013 when the same fault was discovered.
About a quarter of a million people complained about faulty products last year in the UK. Faulty products can cause significant injuries and sometimes they can be fatal.
We have the right to buy products that are safe to use and in good working order. If this isn’t the case then we are entitled to a repair, replacement, or refund. If we suffer an injury from a product we can claim compensation.
There is a time limit on claims of three years and it’s important to get advice from specialist personal injury lawyers.
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For a free consultation call us on freephone 0800 884 0321 or start your claim online and we will be happy to help.
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