Supermarket asks customers to dispose or return the products as a precaution

Leading supermarket Asda has issued a recall notice on one of its new-born dummy ranges after a mother found that the teat had come loose in her baby’s mouth causing a potential choking hazard.

Customers who purchased the ‘Little Angels 2 Newborn Soothers 0+ Months’ are now being asked to return or dispose of the item ‘as a precaution’. The safety notice follows a previous recall in January 2013 when another product in the same range was identified as having a potential fault.

Asda was initially alerted to the issue with the soothers through Facebook by a customer who claimed the teat had come off in her baby’s mouth.

Leading product law experts from Leigh Day have today urged Asda to carry out a thorough investigation in order to ensure that any fault with the product range as a whole is identified and rectified urgently.

Jill Paterson, a Partner and consumer goods expert from the firm, said: “It is concerning that this is the second time that these type of products have been recalled at Asda stories and, whilst it is positive that immediate action was taken to recall the product, a choking hazard for babies at this age is of grave concern and the risks needs to be investigated appropriately.

“We hope customers are being given the reassurance that they need and that the issue is now being fully investigated by Asda to ensure that the soothers are properly tested before reaching the shelves again.”

A spokesperson at Asda was quoted as saying that the business was yet to conduct an investigation to identify the specific cause of the problem, but that they take ‘all complaints extremely seriously’, prompting them to recall the soothers as a safety measure.

They went on to apologise for any inconvenience caused.