Asda recalls own-brand fruit and fibre cereal because it may contain PLASTIC – The Sun05/31/2019
ASDA is recalling some of its own-brand cereal because it may contain pieces of white plastic.
The recall applies to the fruit and fibre cereal packs that weigh 500g.
It also only affects the products with a date code of April 5 in 2020. They're sold for £1.
They're being recalled by manufacturer Weetabix as a "precautionary measure", the supermarket said.
Customers who've bought the cereal are being advised not to eat it.
Instead you should return it to your nearest Asda store for a refund. You don't need to have the receipt to get your money back.
The supermarket has more than 600 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one using its store locator tool.
If you'd like more information, you can contact Asda's customer services on 0800 952 0101.
A statement on its website read: "We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused."
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 redund 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.
Other recall notices to look out for include McCain hash browns because they contain bits of plastic.
Poundstretcher has also recalled two chocolate bars over milk and nut allergy fears.
And Tesco and Asda have pulled own brand cereal bars from shelves over fears they contain salmonella.
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