DC Thomson recalls magazine over exposed metal edges in free gift - here’s what you should know

The magazine’s “cute kitty” keychain charm presents a risk which could result in exposed metal edges (Credit: DC Thomson Media)

DC Thomson Media is recalling an issue of The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine due to a possible safety risk with the magazine’s free gift.

The magazine’s “cute kitty” keychain charm presents a “risk which could result in exposed metal edges”, according to the UK’s trading standards website, and DC Thomson.

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However, the Scottish publishing and television production company revealed that after testing, the item was “found compliant with all relevant legislation”.

What does the safety notice say?

The safety notice on the company’s website states “We have identified a risk of breakage where the charm may split in two which could result in exposed metal edges and present a safety risk.”

What issue is being recalled?

The magazine being recalled is The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine Issue #172

The magazine sale price was £4.99, and the approximate date the magazine went on sale was 27 May 2020.

If you are not sure if your magazine matches this description you can always check the barcode.

The magazine being recalled has the following barcode number: 9772042778971.

What do I do with the magazine issue being recalled?

If you have purchased the issue being recalled and have the Keychain Charm gift that came with the magazine, the company advises you to stop using the product and to “remove it from the reach of children to prevent any risk”.

DC Thomson Media has asked for customers in possession of the offending gift to return the Keychain Charm by requesting a “pre-paid, stamped addressed envelope” from the company.

You can request this by emailing [email protected]

Once you have received your envelope, you should send the charm to the following address:

The Official Jacqueline Wilson MagazineIssue #172DC Thomson Media2 Albert SquareDundeeDD1 1DD

Once the return has been made, DC Thomson Media has promised to re-issue customers with an alternative gift.