Garden centres told to remove dangerous Christmas decorations which look like sweets

Garden centres in Goole and Beverley have been told by trading standards officers from East Riding council to stop selling 'illegal' Christmas decorations products, which look like lollipops, sticks of rock and mint sweets.

An example of the sweet-like decorations that were withdrawn - image: York Press
An example of the sweet-like decorations that were withdrawn - image: York Press

A national product recall has now been issued by the importer, O Widmann and Company Limited, and customers have been promised a full refund amid fears they could cause suffocation, poisoning, and serious damage to the digestive system.

East Riding council in Yorkshire discovered the offending products, a lollipop tree garland, a tree topper and a star tree decoration, on sale in garden centres across the region during a routine investigation.

The trading standards manager told retailers that they appeared dangerous as they imitated food and a selection was taken away for testing.

Widmanns tested the product independently and came to the same conclusion.

The three products are a lollipop tree garland with product code L316552, a tree topper with product code M251968 and a star tree decoration, with product code L316554.

The council did not disclose which garden centres were involved.

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