Nestlé infant formula sold in the UK's major supermarkets recalled over fears it contains pieces of plastic

INFANT formula sold in the UK's major supermarkets is being recalled over fears it contains pieces of blue plastic.

The presence of plastic makes it unsafe to eat, and could be a choking hazard to babies.

The product recall applies to 800g packs of the SMA Wysoy formula brand by Nestlé, which is for babies who have an intolerance to cow's milk.

Affected packs have a batch code of either 025057651Z, 025057652Z, or 025157651Z, which can be found on the base of the can.

They will also have a best before date of either June 2022 or September 2022.

The recall has been issued after Nestlé found some cans contained pieces of blue plastic, which is used to make the scoops.

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.

The formula is sold by the UK's major supermarkets, including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco with prices starting from £12.97.

If you have one of the affected cans, you should avoid feeding it to your baby.

Instead, contact the SMA's UK customer service on 0800 0 818180 for a full refund.

A spokesperson for Nestlé declined to say how many packs are being recalled when contacted by The Sun today.

It added that it believes that only a small proportion of the recalled cans are affected.

Nestlé said in a statement in the recall notice: "The safety and quality of our products are non-negotiable priorities for our company.

"We sincerely apologise to our consumers for the inconvenience caused by this voluntary recall."

Other recent product recalls to look out for include Birds Eye chicken burgers, which have also been recalled due to plastic fears.

While Asda is recalling pasta ready meals for kids over concerns they contain pieces of blue rubber.

Plus, Lidl is recalling beef and pork mince over fears it contains pieces of plastic.

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