Co-op recalls its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny because of possible product tampering

Last updated:
31 January 2017
product recall
Co-op is recalling its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny because of an alleged product tampering where the product was found to contain a small battery. The presence of a small battery makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a risk to health.

Product details

Product: Co-op Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny
Pack size: 120g
Batch codes: All date codes

No other Co-op products are known to be affected.

Risk

The product below may contain a small battery which may be a choking hazard and can cause burns if swallowed.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the product do not eat it. Instead, return it to a Co-op store for a full refund, or contact their Customer Relation Team on 0800 0686 727.

Action taken by the company

Co-op is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling the product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

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Ref: FSA-PRIN-04-2017