Saturday 22 October 2016

Dealz recall Halloween wigs found to have 'fallen below' standards

Daire Courtney

Published 13/10/2016 | 13:09

Dealz notice
Dealz notice

Dealz have recalled a selection of their Halloween wigs found to have “fallen below” standards.

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The store have asked that the Fright Nite Long, Short and Curly wigs, sold in five different colours since August, be returned to any Poundland or Dealz store “as soon as possible”.

In a statement, Poundland said: “As a responsible retailer we take the testing and the standard of our products very seriously and remain committed to the highest levels of product quality which is why we are taking this precautionary measure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The problem with the wigs’ quality was not specified by the company.

If you’ve bought a Halloween wig from Poundland or Dealz and you aren’t sure whether it has been recalled, check the barcode against this list:

Fright Nite Long: 5054110002671, 5054110002688, 5054110002695, 5054110002701, 5054110002718

Fright Nite Short: 5054110002626, 5054110002633, 5054110002640, 5054110002657, 5054110002664, 5054110280475, 5054110280482, 5054110280499, 5054110280505, 5054110280512

Fright Nite Curly: 5054110002725, 5054110002732, 5054110002749, 5054110002756, 5054110002763

Wardrobe malfunctions have been going national lately in the run-up to Halloween.

A Halloween pop-up shop in Coleraine, Derry was in hot water this week over a ‘terrorist costume’ which has since been removed from the shelves. It included a long beard and camouflage vest.

And the Costumeish website were in trouble for their Kim Kardashian ‘robbery victim’ costume, which included oversized sunglasses, a black wig and a two-foot rope and was selling for €63 before it was pulled from the site yesterday.

When asked to clarify the reason for the recall, Dealz said "Dealz and Poundland’s Halloween wigs have been recalled as they have fallen below our standards and we are advising customers not to use them.  All false hair has the potential to be flammable and we believe there is a higher risk with these wigs and as a precaution are asking for them to be returned to store." have contacted Poundland for comment on the reason for the recall.

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