Mum ‘Sick To Her Stomach’ After Finding Needle Inside Daughter’s Kinder Egg
As many of us tucked into tonnes of chocolate over the Easter weekend, the majority would have done so knowing that the only damage will be in the form of a big sugar low later on.
One family's chocolate feast was narrowly saved from becoming a horrific disaster, however.
Vikki Maguire-Grant bought a giant Kinder egg from Asda and gave it to her two-year-old daughter to have a bite.
But after that first chunk, Vikki saw there was something attached to the egg. Check it out here...
Credit: Facebook/Vikki Maguire-Grant
That's a fairly small but sharp looking needle poking into the egg - which could have some done serious damage if it was ingested.
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Vikki, from Sunderland, told the Manchester Evening News: "I do not know if it's a needle or pin as one end is embedded. I could not see any holes anywhere on the box but I trust the experts to find this.
"At the moment I can only speculate how it got there. I reported it in case anyone else had the same problem and someone had stuck this in intently. As no one else has come forward I think it's unlikely.
"I have been in touch with Kinder who have given me full faith it will be fully investigated to determine if it was made with the egg - which I since think is unlikely - after they explained the production line and metal detectors used."
She posted a message to her friends on Facebook to watch out:
"Feel absolutely sick to my stomach. Sitting opening Isabelle's favourite egg with her and this needle's inside. Scary thing is I let her bite the outside first. I've been on the phone to ASDA and having it sent away to see how it got there. Hope its just a machine error and not some sicko targeting kids. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EGGS!!!!" Vikki said in the post.
"This is a post for alerting people to check any Easter eggs for safety for any foreign objects. Negative comments will be deleted and idiots blocked. I will leave the investigation up to the professionals."
Ferrero has provided a statement to LADbible, which says: "We have been made aware of an isolated incident where a customer has reported a foreign object found within one of our products. The product in question is being returned to Asda's head office in Leeds, and we have requested for it to be sent on to us for a thorough investigation to determine what happened. We'd like to reassure our customers that we pride ourselves on the quality and safety of our products and have strict quality control procedures in place throughout our operations."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Vikki Maguire-Grant