Aldi urgently recalls solar tealights as batteries could overheat – ‘do not use’

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Supermarket recalls are not often issued but should be taken seriously by consumers. Aldi has issued a warning on tealights.

Solar Tealights six pack

Tealights are a popular option to light up a home both inside and in the garden.

Those who shopped at Aldi to kit out their homes are urged to be careful.

Some solar tealights could be faulty as the batteries may overheat.

Brand: Garden Bright

Product code: 711631

EAN Barcode: 4088600390703 White

Brand: Garden Bright

Product code: 711631

EAN Barcode: 4088600390710 Amber

Anyone who has purchased the affected items has been asked not to use it.

Instead, the packs can be returned to Aldi stores for a full refund.

Point-of-sale notices have been put into stores selling the product with more information.

The notices state: “We are recalling this product because our supplier has identified that a small number of batteries may overheat.

“We request that customers do not use the products and return it to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given.”

The discount supermarket chain also offered an apology regarding the recall.

It read: “We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.”

Shoppers were also asked to visit the website or contact customer services for more information.

In the UK, customer services can be found at

Those in Ireland get in touch at

Supermarkets will issue recalls when a problem is spotted with an item. 

Faulty products are also usually withdrawn from shelves.

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