Trading Standards issue warning about illegally imported puppies

Suffolk Trading Standards are reminding people who are thinking of buying a dog to be cautious about illegally imported puppies.

Illegal Import 25 Aug 2016(3)The warning comes after Suffolk County Council’s Trading Standards team have quarantined a Bichon Frise puppy after a vet discovered it had been brought into the UK illegally, unbeknown to her owners from Stowmarket.

The puppy has come from Romania and was found to have been given vaccination too early to be effective. The puppy has been quarantined and will be re-vaccinated before it can be released.

An imported dog must be a minimum of 12 weeks old when it is vaccinated; otherwise there is a danger that the vaccine could be ineffective. A vaccine takes at least 21 days to take effect before an animal is fully protected, if this hasn’t occurred then it undermines the protections in place to stop rabies coming to the UK.
The regulations on animal imports are in place to protect the UK’s rabies free status.
Trading Standards is now advising people to make sure they know where their new puppy has come from and has had a health check by a vet.

Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Trading Standards Councillor Matthew Hicks said: “The main issue around illegally imported puppies is that we can’t guarantee that the dogs are properly vaccinated and rabies-free.

“These puppies are usually sold via adverts on the internet and in newspaper small ads. The dogs are accompanied by incomplete, false, and forged documentation which lead buyers to believe they have been imported legally or bred in the UK.

“I would encourage anyone who is thinking of buying a puppy to read our advice carefully before adding a pet to your family.”

Puppy advice

Trading Standards is offering the following advice:

  • Get as much information about where the puppy has come from.
  • Be suspicious if the seller cannot show you the puppy with its mother and litter mates.
  • View the puppy where it was bred.
  • If the puppy has been vaccinated, ask to see the documentation. This must clearly state the veterinary practice where this was carried out.
  • If the seller informs you that the puppy has been brought in from another country, it should have a pet passport with a valid rabies vaccination recorded in it. The date of import must be at least 21 days after the date of rabies vaccination.
  • Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old before having a rabies vaccination administered, then must wait a further 21 days prior to travel.
  • Never pay for the puppy in advance.

Full details of the Pet Passport system can be found at http://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad/overview the website has all the important information needed for anyone looking to import an animal.

Anyone who has concerns about a puppy they have bought should contact their vet in the first instance. If you suspect your puppy has been illegally imported, you can report it to Trading Standards by calling 03454 040506

Sage Products Recall Topical Skin Products Due to Potential Microbial Contamination

Sage Products announced that it is undertaking a voluntary worldwide recall to include specific lots of impregnated cloth topical skin products at the distributor, healthcare facility, retail and consumer/user levels. The recall is being initiated due to potential product contamination with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia.

Topical administration of a product with B. cepacia may cause serious infections in patients whose bodies cannot fight disease or in hospitalized patients, as well as certain other patient groups. These infections could be life-threatening. The recalled products were distributed to distributors, healthcare facilities and retailers in the United States, Canada, El Salvador, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Honduras, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates. The recalled products contain single-use, disposable cloths and were distributed between August 2014 and August 2016. The list of affected products and their corresponding lot numbers are indicated below.

Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths

Lot # Product Code Description Expiry NDC
45489 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 8/23/16 53462-915-50
45537 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 8/25/16 53462-915-50
45631 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/1/16 53462-915-50
45781 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/10/16 53462-915-50
46345 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 10/18/16 53462-915-50
46708 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/9/16 53462-915-50
46763 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/11/16 53462-915-50
47378 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 1/5/17 53462-915-50
47723 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 1/27/17 53462-915-50
48347 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 3/4/17 53462-915-50
49057 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 4/18/17 53462-915-50
49498 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 5/16/17 53462-915-50
49576 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 5/19/17 53462-915-50
49869 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 6/8/17 53462-915-50
51306 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/10/17 53462-915-50
51309 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/10/17 53462-915-50
51720 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 10/6/17 53462-915-50
52187 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/7/17 53462-915-50
52216 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/8/17 53462-915-50
52226 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/8/17 53462-915-50
52235 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/9/17 53462-915-50
52239 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/9/17 53462-915-50
52415 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/19/17 53462-915-50
52694 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/8/17 53462-915-50
52702 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/8/17 53462-915-50
52711 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/9/17 53462-915-50
52722 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/9/17 53462-915-50
52968 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 1/4/18 53462-915-50
53000 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 1/5/18 53462-915-50
53957 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 3/6/18 53462-915-50
54543 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 4/10/18 53462-915-50
54597 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 4/12/18 53462-915-50
55814 7503 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 6/20/18 53462-915-50
45408 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/17/16 53462-915-80
45427 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/18/16 53462-915-80
45451 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/19/16 53462-915-80
45468 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/20/16 53462-915-80
45483 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/21/16 53462-915-80
45557 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/26/16 53462-915-80
45650 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/2/16 53462-915-80
45768 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/9/16 53462-915-80
45893 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/17/16 53462-915-80
45998 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/23/16 53462-915-80
46169 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/5/16 53462-915-80
46432 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/22/16 53462-915-80
46512 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/27/16 53462-915-80
46551 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/29/16 53462-915-80
46608 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/2/16 53462-915-80
46647 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/4/16 53462-915-80
46669 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/6/16 53462-915-80
46841 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/17/16 53462-915-80
46851 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/17/16 53462-915-80
46970 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/29/16 53462-915-80
47058 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/2/16 53462-915-80
47115 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/7/16 53462-915-80
47202 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/14/16 53462-915-80
47309 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/20/16 53462-915-80
47420 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/8/17 53462-915-80
47436 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/10/17 53462-915-80
47512 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/13/17 53462-915-80
47560 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/17/17 53462-915-80
47800 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/2/17 53462-915-80
47837 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/3/17 53462-915-80
48134 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/19/17 53462-915-80
48154 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/21/17 53462-915-80
48928 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/9/17 53462-915-80
48943 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/11/17 53462-915-80
49149 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/25/17 53462-915-80
49222 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/29/17 53462-915-80
49386 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 5/9/17 53462-915-80
49466 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 5/12/17 53462-915-80
49600 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 5/20/17 53462-915-80
49926 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 6/13/17 53462-915-80
50578 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/27/17 53462-915-80
50585 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/27/17 53462-915-80
50596 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/28/17 53462-915-80
50600 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/28/17 53462-915-80
50910 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/15/17 53462-915-80
51204 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/6/17 53462-915-80
51260 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/8/17 53462-915-80
51268 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/8/17 53462-915-80
51293 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/9/17 53462-915-80
51344 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/13/17 53462-915-80
51438 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/19/17 53462-915-80
51522 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/23/17 53462-915-80
51527 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/23/17 53462-915-80
51531 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 9/23/17 53462-915-80
51755 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/7/17 53462-915-80
51824 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/13/17 53462-915-80
52016 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/26/17 53462-915-80
52079 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/29/17 53462-915-80
52083 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 10/31/17 53462-915-80
52263 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/10/17 53462-915-80
52308 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/14/17 53462-915-80
52397 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/18/17 53462-915-80
52407 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/18/17 53462-915-80
52538 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 11/29/17 53462-915-80
52614 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/5/17 53462-915-80
52615 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/5/17 53462-915-80
52644 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/6/17 53462-915-80
52659 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/6/17 53462-915-80
52661 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/7/17 53462-915-80
52676 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/7/17 53462-915-80
52737 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 12/12/17 53462-915-80
52946 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/3/18 53462-915-80
53359 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/25/18 53462-915-80
53624 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/14/18 53462-915-80
53724 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/20/18 53462-915-80
53849 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/27/18 53462-915-80
53850 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 2/27/18 53462-915-80
54498 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/6/18 53462-915-80
54544 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/10/18 53462-915-80
54653 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/17/18 53462-915-80
54693 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/18/18 53462-915-80
54734 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/20/18 53462-915-80
54769 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/22/18 53462-915-80
54771 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/24/18 53462-915-80
54856 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 4/28/18 53462-915-80
54922 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 5/3/18 53462-915-80
54945 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 5/4/18 53462-915-80
55365 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 5/30/18 53462-915-80
55629 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 6/12/18 53462-915-80
55781 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 6/19/18 53462-915-80
56255 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/18/18 53462-915-80
56263 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/19/18 53462-915-80
56273 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/19/18 53462-915-80
56353 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/24/18 53462-915-80
56410 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/27/18 53462-915-80
56413 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 7/27/18 53462-915-80
56532 7905 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 8/3/18 53462-915-80
46225 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 10/8/16 53462-915-51
46554 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 10/29/16 53462-915-51
46915 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/22/16 53462-915-51
49296 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 5/3/17 53462-915-51
49343 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 5/5/17 53462-915-51
50105 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 6/23/17 53462-915-51
50626 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/30/17 53462-915-51
50634 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/30/17 53462-915-51
50639 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/30/17 53462-915-51
51310 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/12/17 53462-915-51
51313 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/12/17 53462-915-51
51340 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 9/13/17 53462-915-51
52388 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/17/17 53462-915-51
52395 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/18/17 53462-915-51
52403 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/18/17 53462-915-51
52421 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 11/19/17 53462-915-51
52912 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/21/17 53462-915-51
52915 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/22/17 53462-915-51
52918 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 12/22/17 53462-915-51
53508 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 2/6/18 53462-915-51
54815 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 4/26/18 53462-915-51
56307 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/20/18 53462-915-51
56311 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/21/18 53462-915-51
56316 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/21/18 53462-915-51
56457 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 7/29/18 53462-915-51
56561 7502 COMFORT SHIELD 3-PACK 8/4/18 53462-915-51
53304 7508 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/23/18 53462-915-81
53339 7508 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/24/18 53462-915-81
53342 7508 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/24/18 53462-915-81
53357 7508 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 1/25/18 53462-915-81
55784 7508 COMFORT SHIELD 8-PACK 6/19/18 53462-915-81
50806 7524 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 2/7/17 53462-915-60
52305 7524 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 5/15/17 53462-915-60
48066 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 8/18/16 53462-915-62
48110 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 8/20/16 53462-915-62
48596 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 9/20/16 53462-915-62
48668 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 9/23/16 53462-915-62
49249 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 11/1/16 53462-915-62
49335 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 11/4/16 53462-915-62
49535 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 11/16/16 53462-915-62
50614 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 1/28/17 53462-915-62
50702 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 2/2/17 53462-915-62
50988 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 2/21/17 53462-915-62
51288 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 3/11/17 53462-915-62
51715 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 4/6/17 53462-915-62
51745 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 4/8/17 53462-915-62
51749 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 4/8/17 53462-915-62
51754 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 4/8/17 53462-915-62
51765 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 4/9/17 53462-915-62
51870 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 4/18/17 53462-915-62
52484 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 5/26/17 53462-915-62
52864 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 6/20/17 53462-915-62
53095 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 7/13/17 53462-915-62
53398 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 8/1/17 53462-915-62
54081 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 9/12/17 53462-915-62
54373 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 9/29/17 53462-915-62
55537 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 12/7/17 53462-915-62
56020 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 1/4/18 53462-915-62
56107 7526 COMFORT SHIELD 24-PACK 1/9/18 53462-915-62

Incontinence Clean-Up Cloth

Lot# Product Code Description Expiry NDC
52588 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52596 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52603 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52607 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53401 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53425 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54432 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A
55892 7505 INCONTINENCE CLEAN-UP CLOTH N/A – COSMETIC N/A

M-care™ Meatal Cleansing Cloths for the Foley Catheterized Patient

Lot # Product Code Description Expiry NDC
46651 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47524 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49247 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49782 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50894 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50899 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50904 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51181 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52169 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53283 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54171 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54956 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
55721 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
56302 7952 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47528 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48233 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51197 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52174 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53297 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54189 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
55754 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A
56327 7954 M-CARE CLEANSING CLOTH 4 2-PACKS N/A – COSMETIC N/A

Comfort Bath® Cleansing Washcloths

Lot # Product Code Description Expiry NDC
50777 7803 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50812 7803 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50832 7803 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50852 7803 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47226 7805 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47972 7805 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48823 7805 ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47178 7815 DEODORANT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47463 7815 DEODORANT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48186 7815 DEODORANT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49194 7815 DEODORANT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49181 7818 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
46097 7855 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47127 7855 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47845 7855 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48796 7855 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48126 7856 ESSENTIAL BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49056 7856 ESSENTIAL BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51203 7856 ESSENTIAL BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52547 7856 ESSENTIAL BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47899 7903 COMFORT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
56429 7903 COMFORT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
46024 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47290 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47298 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48019 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48862 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49719 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49742 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51277 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52560 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53166 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54080 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54866 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54909 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
55627 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
56223 7907 COMFORT BATH 4-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
45811 7942 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47167 7942 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47439 7942 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48169 7942 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49148 7942 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51109 7942 DEODORANT BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
45841 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47190 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47471 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47505 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48196 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49208 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49770 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
50865 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51139 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51173 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52085 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52117 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52122 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52130 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
52137 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53206 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53241 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54114 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54918 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
55679 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
56256 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
56451 7943 DEODORANT CLEAN-UP BATH 3-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
45952 7956 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47243 7956 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47999 7956 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48849 7956 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51263 7956 COMFORT BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
49128 7959 BATH CLOTHS 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
46068 7982 BATH CLOTHS 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47306 7982 BATH CLOTHS 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47818 7982 BATH CLOTHS 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48743 7982 BATH CLOTHS 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
45975 7987 IMPREVA BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
46601 7987 IMPREVA BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47263 7987 IMPREVA BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48090 7987 IMPREVA BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48586 7987 IMPREVA BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48693 7987 IMPREVA BATH 5-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48023 7988 IMPREVA BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48595 7988 IMPREVA BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
48649 7988 IMPREVA BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
51307 9775 COMFORT BATH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54475 9775 COMFORT BATH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47304 7800-MC ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
47816 7800-MC ESSENTIAL BATH 8-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
53717 9702-P COMFORT BATH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A
54483 9702-P COMFORT BATH 2-PACK N/A – COSMETIC N/A

2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths

Lot # Product Code Description Expiry NDC
50749 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 9/29/16 53462-705-20
50765 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 9/30/16 53462-705-20
50771 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 9/30/16 53462-705-20
50773 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 10/1/16 53462-705-20
52839 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 2/9/17 53462-705-20
52843 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 2/9/17 53462-705-20
52855 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 2/10/17 53462-705-20
52861 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 2/10/17 53462-705-20
53840 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 4/21/17 53462-705-20
54760 9705 (9701-P) 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 6/15/17 53462-705-20
54763 9705 (9780) 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 6/16/17 53462-705-20
56081 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 9/1/17 53462-705-20
56513 9705 2% CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 2-PACK 9/26/17 53462-705-20

Sage Products is notifying distributors, healthcare facilities, retailers and consumers by letter, and they are being provided instructions to discontinue use and return product to Sage Products.

Customers who received affected products should discontinue use of the affected products and return them to Sage Products.

Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products.

Second Hand Baby Crib Safety Warning

bednest-cribCharity shops and other second hand retailers are being urged be on the lookout for Bednest bedside cribs, of the type that has been linked by the West Sussex Coroner to the death of a baby in West Sussex.

The seven week old baby was found with her neck resting on the partially lowered crib side. The provisional cause of death stated by the Coroner was asphyxia.

The full inquest is due later in the year.

Following the death last year, Bednest Ltd notified its known customers of the availability of a modification kit that prevents the sides from being partially lowered to remove any possibility of a risk of asphyxiation.

The company maintain the product was not unsafe but issued the modification as a precaution, accepting that experts believe there is a small but plausible risk of death or injury.

While Bednest Ltd. is monitoring second hand online sales, some cribs are still finding their way onto the second-hand market in an unmodified state and potentially without proper instructions on not leaving the baby unattended with the sides folded down.

Suffolk Trading Standards urge anyone who has bought or is selling a Bednest crib to check it has had the modification and updated instructions by going to the Bednest website: www.bednest.com/FAQs.

Residents are asked if they see any second-hand Bednest cribs either on-line or in shops to let Trading Standards know by calling Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506

Fraudsters selling non-existent drones

Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise nonexistent drones of various specifications for competitive prices.

Drones are personal flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or hand-held controllers. Fraudsters are capitalising on their recent popularity and advertising non-existent drones at a lower value than their recommended retail price to tempt buyers.

After victims agree to purchase the drone, the fraudsters request payment to be paid via bank transfer saying that it will quicken the delivery process. After transferring the money the buyers never receive the drone and the fraudster blocks the victim to prevent further conversation.

How to protect yourself:

  • Check the validity of the post.
  • Avoid paying by bank transfer and instead use an online payment option such as PayPal, which helps to protect you.
  • Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller. Feedback will give you useful information about recent transactions other buyers may have made.
  • If the item is below market value consider whether this is an opportunity too good to be true.

If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Don’t Be a Money Mule

Students are being recruited, sometimes unwittingly, as “mules” by criminals to transfer illegally obtained money between different bank accounts.

What is a money mule?

A money mule is someone who is recruited by those needing to launder money obtained illegally. Criminals advertise fake jobs in newspapers and on the internet in a number of ways, usually offering opportunities to make money quickly, in order to lure potential money mule recruits. These include:

  • Social media posts
  • Copying genuine company’s websites to create impression of legitimacy
  • Sending mass emails offering employment
  • Targeting individuals that have posted their CVs on employment websites

Students are particularly susceptible to adverts of this nature. For someone in full-time education, the opportunity for making money quickly can understandably be an attractive one. The mule will accept money into their bank account, before following further instructions on what to do with the funds. Instructions could include transferring the money into a separate specified account or withdrawing the cash and forwarding it on via money transfer service companies like Western Union or MoneyGram. The mule is generally paid a small percentage of the funds as they pass through their account.

Money Laundering is a criminal offence which can lead to prosecution and a custodial sentence. Furthermore, it can lead to the mule being unable to obtain credit in the UK and prevented from holding a bank account.

Protect Yourself

  • Be aware that the offence of money laundering carries a maximum prison sentence, in the UK, of 14 years.
  • Never give the details of your bank account to anyone that you do not trust.
  • No legitimate company will ever ask you to use your own bank account to transfer their money. Don’t accept any job offers that ask you to do this.
  • Be wary of unsolicited emails or social media posts promising ways of earning easy money. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Don’t be afraid to question the legitimacy of any businesses that make you a job offer, especially if the recruitment procedure strays from the conventional.

Fraudsters are using social media and apps to target younger generations

Fraudsters are using social media websites and apps to target younger generations in order to defraud them.

Social Media

The NFIB has seen a dramatic rise in binary options trading fraud, sometimes referred to as “forex trading” by the fraudsters due to many trades involving currency, being facilitated by criminals using social media to engage and communicate with their victims.
Whilst a traditional investment can take months or years to mature, a legitimate binary options trade can see a return in a matter of minutes. Fraudsters are using this fact to attract people that would otherwise not normally consider investing.

Strictly speaking, binary options are not an investment, albeit they are being advertised as such. In actual fact they are simply a form of gambling on the markets. The ‘investor’ will bet on whether the value of a commodity such as currency or gold will go up or down over a set period of time, sometimes as little as a few minutes. If the investor ‘calls’ the option, they believe its value will rise; if they ‘put’ the option, they believe it will fall. Just like in gambling, if the investor predicts incorrectly they will lose all the money they have placed.

Binary options trading is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and as such any ‘investors’ will not have access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

How does it work?

Fraudsters are setting up fake profiles on popular social media websites. The fraudsters purport to be successful binary options traders and will often add photographs of themselves in exclusive locations such as high class restaurants or posing with luxury items and goods such as valuable cars, clothes and watches in order to give the appearance of wealth and success.

Sometimes the fraudsters will include ‘testimonials’ from happy customers in the form of text message or email conversations – these are believed to be faked. The fraudsters will then seek out potential victims and offer them the chance to ‘invest’ by sending money. Frequently the fraudster will tell the victim that their ‘trading’ has been successful and then request more money be sent. In some instances the fraudsters also demand further funds in order to release the victims’ money.

The fraudsters make representations to the victims that they will trade on their behalf. They claim to be able to turn small investments of £100-200 into £1,000 or £2,000 for a cut of the profits – normally 10-20% – however no trades are believed to actually take place.

Victims are asked to pay either via a bank transfer, direct to another bank account controlled by the fraudster, or via a money transfer agent such as MoneyGram or Western Union.

As soon as a victim becomes suspicious and asks for their money back, the fraudster will block them on social media. No money has ever been recovered.

Who is affected?

Victims are predominately from the UK, male and female, and aged 17-76 years old. A high proportion of victims are under the age of 30 (33%), with 9% under the age of 20 – this is extremely unusual in investment fraud. This is a new demographic being targeted by investment fraudsters and we believe the prominent use of social media, to both entice victims and communicate with them, has enabled the fraudsters to target a whole new subsection of society.

Protect yourself

George Boys Swim Shorts Recalled from Asda

Asda shorts

Styles: Check (2 designs), Stripe, Hibiscus, Shark, Skull, Photographic Surf
Sizes: Ages 4 – 14

What’s happened?
As a precaution, George is recalling the above Boys Swim Shorts because the quality of the mesh lining is not to our required specification.

What you should do?
If you have purchased these swim shorts, please take the product back to your local Asda store for a full refund. No receipt or packaging is necessary. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

If you would like any further information please contact:

Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

Also see:

Product Recalls

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