Amazon recalls product with 'serious' risk of 'choking and injury'

Amazon sign outside warehouse

The items were listed on Amazon

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 29/08/2023

- 09:24

Updated: 04/09/2023

- 09:06

A product previously sold on Amazon could carry a serious risk to users

Product and food recalls have been issued for items sold on Amazon.

Anyone who has bought water balloons or crisps should be cautious.

The warning for 4pcs Reusable Water Balloons was shared by the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS).

The items are sold on Amazon under a range of listing names: Refillable Water Balloon, Silica Gel Water Balloons, Easy Quick Fill Water Bombs for Summer Outdoor Activities, and Reusable Water Balloons for Family Pool Backyard Beach Games.

Water balloons

Water balloons previously listed on Amazon were recalled


Shoppers should look out for the barcode: X001SUFIRJ and ASIN: B0CBDT5P6T as the items have a "serious" risk of "injuries and choking".

The OPSS said: "The product presents a serious risk of injuries as, when tested, the small magnets were found to have a magnetic flux index four times greater than the maximum permissible level for a toy and fit wholly within a small parts cylinder.

"Small, high-powered magnetic products can easily be swallowed and, when ingested, have the potential to cause serious internal injuries within the gastrointestinal tract.

"The product also requires improvement to marking, labelling and documentation."

The listing has been removed from Amazon but anyone who bought the product before should stop using it immediately and keep it out of reach of children.

Crisps sold on the e-commerce platform have also been recalled.

Just Crisps recalled the Sea Salt & Apple Balsamic Vinegar Potato Crisps as they contain milk not mentioned on the label. These are sold in some stores and on Amazon.

Shoppers should check for the pack sizes 40g and 150g and best before April 8, 2024.

Just Crisps Sea Salt and Apple Balsamic Vinegar

Just Crisps sold on Amazon were recalled


The Food Standards Agency said: "This product contains milk making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

"Just Crisps is recalling the above product from customers and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall.

"The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers.

"These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."

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