Argos and Matalan recall toys due to serious safety fears


TWO retail giants have recalled toys due to ‘serious’ fears over children’s health and safety.

Argos has issued an urgent warning over their Chad Valley Pipsie the Interactive Horse because of a fault which may cause a choking hazard.

A Trading Standards spokesman said: “A fault has been identified where the apples could break apart and release the internal magnet. This is a choking hazard and if ingested could lead to internal injuries.

“Please note that there have been no reported customer incidents.

“If you have a Pipsie the Interactive Horse please remove the Apples immediately and dispose of them with normal household waste.

“As a replacement to the apples, we are offering customers a pair of cupcakes for Pipsie to enjoy which will work in the same way. To register for your replacement cupcakes please visit:”


Elsewhere, Matalan has recalled their Animal Castanets due to an unspecified “serious safety issue.”

A Matalan spokesperson said: “As our customers’ health and safety is extremely important, we are recalling these products.

“If you bought one of the Castanets pictured above for someone else or know someone who has them, then please let them know about this notice.”

“We pride ourselves on delivering great quality at great prices and are sorry for any inconvenience caused. This recall does not affect any other Matalan product. We look forward to welcoming you to Matalan again soon.”

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