Fire safety concerns have prompted Next clothing stores to order an immediate recall on some of its children’s robes.
Next – which has stores at Rushmere in Craigavon and the Quays in Newry – says the garments do not comply with UK Nightwear Safety Regulations.
They are encouraging anyone who has bought a robe – or may have given or received one as a gift at Christmas – to return them immediately.
The Children’s robes in question have the catalogue numbers 355933, 394242, 402567, 799768, 790152 and 936100.
The retailer says: “Unfortunately, the cotton jersey hood lining used in the initial deliveries of these styles doesn’t meet the stringent flammability requirement set out in the UK Nightwear (Safety) Regulations.
“We would therefore recommend that you immediately stop using them and contact us.
“Please call us on 0333 777 8185 to arrange a collection, or return them to your local store (for a full refund), if this would suit you better. If you have given any of these items as a gift, please ask the recipient to get in touch with Next.
“If you purchased the pink spot robe (799768) or grey rabbit robe (790152) after 13/10/2015 (batch code 15/09), they do not need to be returned as the jersey hood lining has been removed and the robes comply with all the relevant safety requirements.”
Next has apologised for any disappointment and inconvenience caused to customers but adds: “We hope you’ll understand that customer safety is a high priority for us.”