Customers asked to either dispose of or return the Cherry Soother dummies to an Asda store as a ‘precaution’
Asda has recalled thousands of dummies because of a choking risk which emerged when one came apart in a baby’s mouth.
The supermarket giant has identified a fault with the Little Angels Cherry Soother, which is understood to affect only a small proportion of the blue and pink dummies purchased since October, when they first went on sale.
It said it had sold 24,000 in that period and has taken the remaining 3,000 still for sale off its shelves.
Customers have been asked to either dispose of the products or return them to an Asda store as a “precaution”. The retailer has guaranteed to give a full refund, even if buyers have not kept the receipt.
In a notice to customers the supermarket said: “[The dummies] have been withdrawn from sale and are being recalled due to the possible risk of choking following one customer complaint that the outer casing became detached from the main soother.”
It stressed that the baby was unhurt as a result of the fault, but added: “When it comes to baby products we don’t take any chances, which is why even though there has only been one complaint we chose to recall the product. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
No other Asda Little Angels soothers or dummies are said to have been affected.