Matalan recalls children’s toy over safety hazard

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High street chain Matalan has issued an urgent safety recall of its Animal Castanets.

The retailer said it had become aware of a “potential serious safety issue” regarding the musical toys and has urged parents to stop their children playing with the immediately.

It has asked customers to return the toys - item number M802348 - to their nearest Matalan store for a refund.

In a statement, the company said: “We have become aware of a potential serious safety issue regarding the Animal Castanets identified above. As our customers’ health and safety is extremely important, we are recalling these products.

“If you purchased the animal castanets, please make sure that your children do not play with them and return them to your nearest Matalan store as soon as possible. Our staff will be happy to give you a full refund. You do not need to have your receipt.

“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.”

The recall does not affect any other Matalan product.

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