Concerns Raised Over Safety Of Seeds Used In Items
Product liability experts at Irwin Mitchell have revealed their concerns following reports that The Eden Project has withdrawn a range of bracelets from sale and issued a recall amid safety concerns about the items.
The tourist attraction in Cornwall has reportedly made the move in relation to bracelets featuring a red seed called abrus precatorius, which can be dangerous when chewed or ingested.
It is thought that the range originate from a company called Rainstick Trading in Suffolk and anyone who has bought one of the bracelets can now obtain a full refund from the Eden Project.
Specialists at Irwin Mitchell, who represent victims who have suffered serious injury or illness as a result of defective or hazardous products, have welcomed the recall and called for an investigation to be carried out.
David Urpeth, a Partner at the national law firm, said: “We would urge anyone who has bought one of the bracelets to return it as soon as possible,
“It is also vital that the organisations involved thoroughly consider how this bracelet featuring the hazardous seed came to be produced and sold, with a view to ensuring the same thing does not happen again.
We have seen first-hand the consequences that the sale of dangerous products can have, on very serious occasions leaving people with health problems or much worse.
“It is vital that all products sold by retailers are put through the necessary checks to ensure they pose no threat to the general public.”
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