Poundland issues urgent recall of popular children’s product over ‘serious chemical risk’

Poundland’s owner, PepCo, has issued a serious health alert concerning one of its children’s products, urging purchasers for an immediate recall. The product in question is a range of lively colored pencils showcased in tubes, featuring well-recognized figures like Disney’s Mickey Mouse, Spider Man and Star Wars.

PepCo highlighted the reason behind the recall as being linked to “a chemical testing failure”. They stated: “Poundland is enacting a recall of various Pepco Licensed Coloring Pencils in tube due to a chemical testing failure.”

Consumers who have bought the said product have been urged not to use it, but rather return to any Poundland store for a full refund, with no proof of purchase necessary.


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The brand added: “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. However, the safety and confidence of our consumers and the quality of our products is at the heart of everything we do.”

Identifiers for the affected items include Poundland Product Codes: 757270, 758008, 831809, 857408, 889739, 855168, 855169 and 855170. Along with barcodes: 2200434466467, 2200134746760, 91665, 2200135199763, 2200159633267, 2200159915066, 2200159915264 and 2200159915363, reports Bristol Live.

Wrapping up, the company appealed: “We are asking any consumers who purchased the above product to stop using it and return it to store for a full refund, no receipt is required.”

For further information, anyone in the UK can contact the customer care line on 0333 234 1877, Monday Friday, 9am 5pm GMT, Closed Weekends and Bank Holidays. Email: customer.

[email protected]. Those in the ROI should contact: Customer Care Line – 0818 930 843, Monday Friday, 9am 5pm GMT, Closed Weekends and Bank Holidays.

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