High street chain recalls Easter eggs over health fears


A HIGH street chain has recalled Easter eggs after they were labelled incorrectly, sparking health fears.

Card Factory is urging anyone who bought its Happy Easter Egg Hunt bag to return it and not to eat it.

Card Factory has issued an urgent recall on an Easter product over allergy fears

The stationery chain has issued the recall due to the label not stating that the chocs contains milk, peanuts and soya – making them dangerous to those with allergies.

The product also may contain cereals containing gluten, egg, and other nuts.

Allergy group Allergy UK said: “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts, peanuts and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to cereals containing gluten, egg and/or milk or milk constituents do not eat it.”

The organisation said that shoppers should instead return it to the store where it was bought from.

Card Factory apologised for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their cooperation.

The affected bags were on sale in stores between February 24 and March 6 this year with a best before date of January 2024.

A product recall noticed from Card Factory reads: “The ingredients list on the packaging of some of these products may have been incorrectly printed only in Polish.

“As a precautionary measure, please do not consume and return the product to a Card Factory store, where you will be given a full refund.”

If you have any questions, you can contact Card Factory customer services at [email protected].

It comes as Iceland recalled Mars dessert bars because they may contain peanuts and egg, which are not mentioned on the labels.

And, Tesco recalled its Creamfields grated cheese over concerns it may contain pieces of plastic.

What are my rights to a refund?

If you’re returning a recalled product, your rights to get a refund depends on whether the fault makes the product unsafe.

Sometimes the business will repair the product, for example by fitting a new part. But this should be done for you.

If a fault makes a product unsafe to use — and it’s difficult to correct the fault — the Consumer Guarantees Act says you might have the right to reject the product and claim a replacement or a refund.

You can read more about your rights concerning a recalled product in our guide.

Tesco and Superdrug previously had to issue an urgent recall a couple of products due to fears they could contain pieces of metal.

The product recalls apply to Tesco’s whey protein with flavours of strawberry and chocolate.

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