Unusual Product Recalls

To landfill and beyond…

Ironically, Forky the spork with googly eyes who spends much of the new Pixar film being saved from the bin, may now end up in one:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/09/to-landfill-and-beyond-why-disney-is-recalling-a-toy-story-4-forky-toy

Check you haven’t got one of these freaky stovetops…

Tens of thousands of Whirlpool stovetops have been recalled, for the freakiest of reasons – they can turn themselves on:

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/29/us/cooktops-recall-trnd/index.html

Nike one step ahead with sneaky recall…

Realising it might be offensive, Nike decided not to release an American-flag-themed shoe:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2019/07/04/nike-recalls-sneakers-kaepernick-deems-as-racist-learning-lessons-for-companies/#7ad9d5307d3a

Australian candles that could give you a fright…

Not quite the relaxation you’d expect from scented candles, these Peter Alexander ones can ignite and explode:

https://www.bhg.com.au/exploding-candles-from-peter-alexander-recalled

Not great at geography?  Versace’s China faux pas hits the headlines…

Luxury brand Versace had to make an apology to China after an image on one of its T-shirts appeared to imply Hong Kong and Macau were independent territories:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49315317

Hop it!  Surprising find in a bagged salad…

One of Sainsbury’s customers got a fright on finding a live frog in their sealed bagged salad:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7379121/Hop-Live-frog-sealed-Sainsburys-Watercress-Spinach-Rocket-salad-bag.html

Grizzly find in veggie sausages…

A mother was horrified when her 6 year old daughter spat out a false tooth whilst eating Linda McCartney sausages:

https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/02/girl-6-finds-human-tooth-inside-veggie-sausage-from-linda-mccartney-10506131/