Poundland has urged customers to return Halloween costume accessories over fears they can easily catch fire.
The budget retailer is withdrawing several of its products including a witches hat with hair and various coloured wigs which have been on sale since last year.
The store found the fancy dress items are below standard and ‘pose a risk if exposed to naked flame’.
The discount shop said customers should check the barcodes of their purchases and if they match those detailed below, return them to their nearest store as soon as possible.
It comes just days before Halloween and ahead of the weekend when many people, including children, are expected to dress up and mark the occasion.
In a statement Poundland said it was recalling the Halloween & Celebrating wigs because they don’t meet the ‘Toy Safety flammability standard’.
It said: “The Halloween wigs affected have been on sale since August 2016 and the Celebrations dress up wigs have been on sale since March 2015 at Poundland stores, Poundland Online and Dealz stores.
“If you have purchased one of these products (listed above) or have any concerns regarding any other Poundland wigs you have purchased previously, please return it to your nearest store for a full refund.
“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 and safety which is why we are taking this precautionary measure.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
The government tightened flame retardant standards after presenter and journalist Claudia Winkleman’s daughter suffered serious burns when her costume caught fire in 2014.
The affected products are:
#127038 – FRIGHT NITE LONG WIG (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002671, 5054110002688, 5054110002695, 5054110002701, 5054110002718
#115428 – FRIGHT NITE SHORT BOB WIG (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002626, 5054110002633, 5054110002640, 5054110002657, 5054110002664, 5054110280475, 5054110280482, 5054110280499, 5054110280505, 5054110280512
#127039 – FRIGHT NITE CURLY WIG (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002725, 5054110002732, 5054110002749, 5054110002756, 5054110002763
#123716 – LONG WIG (PINK/ BLUE/ BLONDE) – Barcodes: 5053834237161, 5054110421885, 5054110421892, 5054110421908
#125690 – LUXURY SHORT WIG – Barcodes: 5053834256902, 5054110285364, 5054110285371, 5054110285388
#4356 – WITCHES HAT WITH HAIR – Barcodes: 5025066043568, 5054110003241, 5054110003258, 5054110003265, 5054110003272
#148169 – 2PK CLIPON HAIRPIECE 3 ASST – Barcode: 5053834481694