Magnum ice cream and Calippos urgently recalled from UK supermarkets – The Sun

TUBS of Magnum ice cream and Calippo lollies are urgently being recalled from UK supermarkets.

Shoppers are being warned about the treats as the country has sweltered through the sunniest spring since records began.

The mini Calippo ice lollies sold by almost all major UK supermarkets have been recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal.

This makes the treats, which are popular among kids, unsafe and shoppers are being advised not to eat them.

The product recall applies to multi-packs of Wall's Mini Calippo which come in the flavours of orange and lemon-lime.

These are sold in six-packs of 80ml lollies in supermarkets including Asda, Iceland, Morrisons, Ocado and Sainsbury's for prices ranging between £1.50 and £2.

They've previously also been up for grabs at Tesco but are currently listed as unavailable on its website.

The products being recalled come with best before dates of April 2022 or May 2022.

They will also have a batch code, which can be found on the side of the box, of either L0121, L0122, L0123, L0124, L0125 or L0126.

While Magnum white chocolate ice cream sold in Asda have been recalled over fears they could trigger allergic reactions.

The treats contain milk yet this is only mentioned in Italian and not English on the packaging.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

This means people who suffer from an allergy to milk or milk constituents may accidentally eat the ice cream, which could cause them harm.

People who are allergic to milk can experience problems with their digestive system, such as diarrhoea, a bloated stomach, feeling sick and stomach cramps.

The product recall affects the 440ml tubs, which come with a batch code of either L9255AT138 or L9255BT138.

They have a best before date of September 2021. This information can be found on the rim of the lid.

The tubs are currently sold at Asda for £4, but was recently also available at Tesco for £3.85.

They've previously also been sold in Iceland, and are listed on Ocado's and Spar's websites too.

If you've bought the treats, Calippo's and Magnum's owner Unilever is advising you not to eat them.

Instead, you should contact Unilever by calling 0800 146252 or emailing [email protected] for a refund.

Magnum and Calippo said no other products are affected by the issue.

The Sun has asked Unilever how many ice cream tubs and lollies it's recalling, so we'll update this article if we get a response.

Unilever added in a statement: "The safety of the people that buy and use our products is always our number one priority, which is why we are taking the voluntary precaution of recalling these batches.

"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and concern caused and thank everyone for their co-operation."

Other recent product recalls to watch out for include jars of pesto at Lidl, which are being recalled over allergy fears.

While Morrisons is recalling ten types of fresh herbs over listeria fears.

In March, Co-op recalled hash browns due to fears they contain plastic.

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