Poundworld Urgently Recalls Children’s Halloween Mask and Gloves Due to Safety Concerns


Amid safety fears, a bargain supermarket chain has announced an urgent product recall.

Some Halloween fun masks from Poundworld has been recalled as they “pose a risk to the wearer.”

Poundworld said that its fun masks and gloves – in the form of a goofy orangutan and a gorilla– have a “potential safety issue,” although it did not specifically reveal the concern.

The products are a part of the Children’s Hair Raising Hands and Children’s Hair Raising Mask product range.

The retailer said that customers could return the said items to a store for a full refund.

“Customer safety and satisfaction are of paramount importance to us. Therefore, we have issued this product recall,” stated Poundworld.

It continued: “Please stop using the product immediately and return the item to any Poundworld or Poundworld Plus store – our stores will issue you with a refund or exchange.”

The product numbers are:

  • Children’s Hair Raising Mask  (Barcode: 5050577484883)
  • Children’s Hair Raising Hands (Barcode: 5050577490808)

The daughter of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, Matilda, has suffered severe burns in 2014 after her Halloween outfit set alight.

The then eight-year-old of the Strictly Come Dancing host suffered burns to her legs after her witch’ outfit grazed a naked flame and caught fire.