Hunt issue recall on cream coloured tubeless rim tape

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:


Hunt cream coloured tubeless rim tape

Products affected
Hunt cream coloured tubeless rim tape for bicycle wheels
Hunt wheels sold pre-fitted with only cream coloured rim tape

We have become aware of a safety case affecting the rim tape used on some Hunt wheelsets delivered between May 2016 and May 2017 and cream coloured rim tape sold separately during this period.

This issue affects wheels fitted with just cream-white rim tape only. It is possible, over prolonged periods of use and under high tyre pressures, for the tape to deform until it makes contact with the spokes inside the rim wall, which can cause the rim tape to puncture and the tyre to lose pressure. This can happen both when using inner tubes or when using the wheels with a tubeless set-up. As with any other puncture, if the tyre loses pressure rapidly it can pose a risk of serious or fatal injury. We have very comprehensive communication with you our riders and always aim for the highest standards of safety data collection and safety actions hence why we are notifying customers about this issue.

How to check if your wheels are affected:

  • release all of the pressure from the tyre
  • with the pressure released from the tyre, push the wall of the tyre inwards away from the edge of the rim until you can see the rim tape underneath
  • if the rim tape is bronze/orange coloured, either bronze tape directly over the rim or bronze tape over a layer of cream-white tape then you do not need to take any action. You can re-inflate your tyres and continue using your wheels as usual
  • if the rim tape is cream/white coloured then you will need to order a free roll of bronze tape to apply to your wheelset

If you require a roll of bronze rim tape please contact along with your address and we will send one out to you free of charge.

ITS Cycling – Direct communication and the Highest Safety Focus
We are all riders here at ITS Cycling and as we supply and communicate directly to riders we are a company that has very close links with you our product users. These close links mean we are in a privileged position within our industry and can collect very detailed safety data and then communicate directly with you our customers about it. This is not always as easy for other companies as they often have several layers of distribution (user>retailer>distributor>wheel company) to pass safety data upwards through to the safety team, and then safety notices must pass back down the distribution layers to reach the riders. This is why it is more likely that you will receive these types of communications from us and be more aware of the safety actions we take.

We take testing and development very seriously, with full ISO lab testing and even exceeding these tests, real world testing, and full safety procedures and documentation in place throughout our manufacturers. However, some issues will only come to light after very prolonged use or, for very low rate issues when riders apply rare and unique conditions to wheels, hence why some design/spec changes are necessary after product release, there are lots of examples of this for high profile products from the world’s largest companies and we are keen to be open about this to ensure the highest standards of safety.

Aldi recalls Brasserie Gluten Free Organic Pale Ale due to undeclared barley

Brasserie-Gluten-Free-Beer-5.0--AAldi is recalling its Brasserie Gluten Free Organic Pale Ale because it contains barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to barley. The product does not pose a risk to consumers with coeliac disease.

Product: Brasserie Gluten Free Organic Pale Ale
Pack size: 750ml
Batch code: All batch codes

No other Aldi or Brasserie products are known to be affected.

If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to barley, do not drink it. Instead return it to the store from where you bought it for a full refund.

Jo Malone is recalling complimentary matches

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:

We are voluntarily recalling certain complimentary matches provided with Jo Malone London Candle purchases. We have determined that affected matches may have insufficient strength and may break when struck, presenting a potential burn or fire hazard. Out of an abundance of caution, and because of our commitment to quality and safety, we are voluntarily recalling the affected matches.

The affected matches (pictured below) are identifiable as follows:

  • Provided with Jo Malone London Candle purchases from August 2014 to the present
  • DO NOT have any numbers printed on the back of the matchbox following the letters “SAF”
  • The box and matchsticks are black

If the matchbox DOES have numbers to the right of the letters “SAF”, IT IS NOT affected by this recall.

Affected matches should no longer be used and we kindly ask that they are immediately discarded in a safe manner. Please contact us with full details using the online form to make arrangements for replacement matches to be sent to you as soon as they are available.


Lipstick Pens and Lollipop Pens recalled by Tesco due to choking hazard

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:


Lipstick Pens 2PK – Model #: MF986479

Lollipop Pens 4PK – Model #: MF986829

Amscan International Ltd has advised that the caps on both pens do not comply with the required safety standards and as such may pose an asphyxiation hazard if swallowed accidentally. There have been no reports of injuries with either of these products.

As a precautionary measure, Amscan International Ltd are recalling affected pens from customers. No other Amscan products are known to be affected.

What you should do

Please stop using this product.

Please return the affected products to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.

Contact details

If you require further details, please contact Amscan Customer Services directly on UK 01908 288 500 or ROI +441908 288 500.

Next recall children’s sandals due to safety concerns

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:

Next recalls Sandals (430332) due to one type of bead failing testing


We have identified a problem with the above sandals.

Unfortunately, it’s come to light that one type of bead on the sandals has failed testing.

As the sandals don’t meet our strict, technical specifications, we’ve taken the decision of recalling them, and are requesting they are returned to us for a full refund.

Please call us on 0333 777 8185 to arrange a collection, or return them to your local store, if this would suit you better. If you have given this item as a gift, please ask the recipient to contact Next.

We’re very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience caused, but we hope you’ll understand that customer safety is our highest priority.

Recall: Uncle Joe’s Liquorice & Aniseed Extra Strong Mints

Uncle Joe’s Liquorice & Aniseed Extra Strong Mints 35g tins are being recalled because the sweets may contain small pieces of metal which could represent a safety risk.

Uncle Joe's Liquorice and Aniseed Extra Strong MintsProduct details
Product: Uncle Joe’s Liquorice & Aniseed Extra Strong Mints
Pack size: 35g
Expiry date: 30 June 2018
Batch code / Lot number:  TC16015

No other Uncle Joe’s products are known to be affected.

Small pieces of metal.

This product may contain small pieces of metal in the sweet which could present a safety risk.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to William Santus & Co Ltd, The Toffee Works, Dorning Street, Wigan, WN1 1HE. The company will replace the product and reimburse any postage costs.

Action taken by the company
William Santus & Co Ltd is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed on their website and in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Recall: kikki.K – Copper Scented Candle

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:


Product was sold at kikki.K stores in Australia (including David Jones and Myer concession stores), New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK (including Fenwick Bond Street, Harrods, John Lewis, Selfridges) and from 3 April 2016 to 24 March 2017.

Copper candle

When alight and burnt to its base, the candle’s glass encasing may overheat and shatter.

The defect may pose a risk of injury from broken glass or naked flame.

What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the candle and return it to any kikki.K store where a full refund for the entire product will be issued. If a consumer would prefer to return the candle via post or courier service, please contact kikki.K on the details below so this can be arranged free of charge.

Contact details
For more information, you can call kikki.K on 07825 784 503 or via email at or go to

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