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Santa sabotage: Co-op recalls 165,000 chocolate figures after batteries found inside

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Not good at all :( A chocolate Santa scandal has erupted at the Co-op after someone allegedly inserted small batteries into a number of the hollow figures. The lithium batteries are potent…
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[mod] 2m, 6d agoPosted 2 months, 6 days ago
Not good at all :(

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A chocolate Santa scandal has erupted at the Co-op after someone allegedly inserted small batteries into a number of the hollow figures.

The lithium batteries are potentially deadly if swallowed, and today the Co-op is urgently recalling 165,000 milk chocolate foil-wrapped Santas which have been bought in recent months.

The store said an investigation has established that the batteries were deliberately placed inside the hollow treats in at least two separate cases, however it is still not clear who was behind the sinister prank.

The relevant authorities will now join the Co-op to get to the bottom of the case.

Two customers have so far discovered batteries in their Santas. Both said they broke the chocolate to find the battery inside, suggesting the battery was put inside the chocolate before the hollow cavity was sealed.
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[mod] 2m, 6d agoPosted 2 months, 6 days ago
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3 Likes #1
Can you confirm they were Sony batteries found inside, or is the picture for reference?

(Sorry, couldn't help myself).
4 Likes #2
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{
1 Like #3
Thanks for posting :)
8 Likes #4
Whoever did it should be charged
2 Likes #5
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{
Probably someone who had their xmas ruined by a thoughtless corporation which didn't include batteries with their product.
Read the small print, "Batteries not included".
banned 2 Likes #6
Happy days if they've got a full charge.
1 Like #7
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{

I've a depressing mental image of the people who hang around my local co-op doing this 'for a laugh', never quite understood how such an overpriced store attracts the people it does. The amount of stock lost due to theft must be eye watering.
[mod] 6 Likes #8
abigsmurf
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{
I've a depressing mental image of the people who hang around my local co-op doing this 'for a laugh', never quite understood how such an overpriced store attracts the people it does. The amount of stock lost due to theft must be eye watering.

Judging by news reports these were inside the chocolate prior to both sides being formed, which would mean it was done in production. Explains the mass recall after two incidents reported.

There would be no other motive to do this other than to cause harm, it's sickening, to be honest.
2 Likes #9
abigsmurf
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{
I've a depressing mental image of the people who hang around my local co-op doing this 'for a laugh', never quite understood how such an overpriced store attracts the people it does. The amount of stock lost due to theft must be eye watering.
My local Co-op won't reduce the food before closing time and the food they bag up and chuck out is disgraceful :{
#10
msmyth
Judging by news reports these were inside the chocolate prior to both sides being formed, which would mean it was done in production. Explains the mass recall after two incidents reported.
There would be no other motive to do this other than to cause harm, it's sickening, to be honest.

The chocolate in these is about as thin as they can make them, would be quite easy to push a button cell through the walls (or more likely the base) and adjust the foil to hide the damage.

Edited By: abigsmurf on Dec 23, 2016 14:17
#11
Some of us like chocolate covered batteries though so i'm not returning mine.
#12
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{


​cheap agency workers.
4 Likes #13
Absolutely disgusting act, but also as disgusting are the people making jokes about an attempt to kill children.

Ingesting lithium batteries can have dangerous ramifications. Think before you speak.
1 Like #14
Retro89
Some of us like chocolate covered batteries though so i'm not returning mine.

"Chocolate Buttons"?

"Button batteries pose 'deadly' risk to toddlers"
[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37410343 ]
(22 September 2016)
2 Likes #15
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{
abigsmurf
I've a depressing mental image of the people who hang around my local co-op doing this 'for a laugh', never quite understood how such an overpriced store attracts the people it does. The amount of stock lost due to theft must be eye watering.
msmyth
Judging by news reports these were inside the chocolate prior to both sides being formed, which would mean it was done in production. Explains the mass recall after two incidents reported.
There would be no other motive to do this other than to cause harm, it's sickening, to be honest.

Products like this are (supposed to be) put through a metal detector prior to despatch from the manufacturing factory, so the point in the distribution chain where tampering occurred, & the foreign objects were introduced, will require a full review.
#16
Actually those batteries cost a fortune. I should know, i got a lot of toys ;)
I think you would be in profit to chuck chuck out the chocolate and just keep the batteries. I must make an immediate bulk order. X)
#17
summerof76
My god, what sort of sick person would do something like this :{

A battery chicken?
3 Likes #18
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Absolutely disgusting act, but also as disgusting are the people making jokes about an attempt to kill children.

Ingesting lithium batteries can have dangerous ramifications. Think before you speak.

Our school used to put sixpences in Xmas puddings, my God they were trying to kill us oO
1 Like #19
airfix
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Absolutely disgusting act, but also as disgusting are the people making jokes about an attempt to kill children.
Ingesting lithium batteries can have dangerous ramifications. Think before you speak.
Our school used to put sixpences in Xmas puddings, my God they were trying to kill us oO

I was just thinking of that, except you must be a lot older than me as sixpences had become a collector's item when i was at school. It was 10p when i was at junior school. :)

It was the best part of christmas dinner for me, finding the 10p. I wasnt interested in the pudding X)
3 Likes #20
mutley1
airfix
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Absolutely disgusting act, but also as disgusting are the people making jokes about an attempt to kill children.
Ingesting lithium batteries can have dangerous ramifications. Think before you speak.
Our school used to put sixpences in Xmas puddings, my God they were trying to kill us oO
I was just thinking of that, except you must be a lot older than me as sixpences had become a collector's item when i was at school. It was 10p when i was at junior school. :)
It was the best part of christmas dinner for me, finding the 10p. I wasnt interested in the pudding X)

It was in the seventies :( I must be getting old, I was in the first years of primary
#21
Could this actually be a manufacturing error rather than sabotage. I mean, was the santa made abroad like china?

Maybe the manufacturing instruction was 'put the battery in the vibrating santa' and it got translated in error to 'put the battery in the chocolate santa'? Could be a simple misunderstanding? :)
2 Likes #22
airfix
mutley1
airfix
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Absolutely disgusting act, but also as disgusting are the people making jokes about an attempt to kill children.
Ingesting lithium batteries can have dangerous ramifications. Think before you speak.
Our school used to put sixpences in Xmas puddings, my God they were trying to kill us oO
I was just thinking of that, except you must be a lot older than me as sixpences had become a collector's item when i was at school. It was 10p when i was at junior school. :)
It was the best part of christmas dinner for me, finding the 10p. I wasnt interested in the pudding X)
It was in the seventies :( I must be getting old, I was in the first years of primary

I actually collected coins as a kid and the sixpence was one of my proud collection item. You are only as old as you feel. I still feel like a little kid unfortunately, which can sometimes get me into trouble in real life :)
1 Like #23
airfix
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals
Absolutely disgusting act, but also as disgusting are the people making jokes about an attempt to kill children.
Ingesting lithium batteries can have dangerous ramifications. Think before you speak.
Our school used to put sixpences in Xmas puddings, my God they were trying to kill us oO
I wouldn't worry about it. Nobody will be charged.
[mod] 3 Likes #24
Tidied up the thread a bit. Let's keep the convo on topic and civil, it is Christmas after all...
#25
my money on the Duracell Bunny being unfestive
1 Like #26
mutley1
Could this actually be a manufacturing error rather than sabotage. I mean, was the santa made abroad like china?
Maybe the manufacturing instruction was 'put the battery in the vibrating santa' and it got translated in error to 'put the battery in the chocolate santa'? Could be a simple misunderstanding? :)
I lol'd at the vibrating Santa :D
2 Likes #27
airfix
mutley1
Could this actually be a manufacturing error rather than sabotage. I mean, was the santa made abroad like china?
Maybe the manufacturing instruction was 'put the battery in the vibrating santa' and it got translated in error to 'put the battery in the chocolate santa'? Could be a simple misunderstanding? :)
I lol'd at the vibrating Santa :D

The old favourite secret santa gift when i worked in london. Everyone got a vibrating santa or a blow up doll or sheep at christmas. Lol. Those were the days. I really miss those laughs. Now where i work, nothing hanky panky goes on at the christmas do. I mean i get hit on by colleagues, but all very civilised you know. :)
2 Likes #28
mutley1
airfix
mutley1
Could this actually be a manufacturing error rather than sabotage. I mean, was the santa made abroad like china?
Maybe the manufacturing instruction was 'put the battery in the vibrating santa' and it got translated in error to 'put the battery in the chocolate santa'? Could be a simple misunderstanding? :)
I lol'd at the vibrating Santa :D
The old favourite secret santa gift when i worked in london. Everyone got a vibrating santa or a blow up doll or sheep at christmas. Lol. Those were the days. I really miss those laughs. Now where i work, nothing hanky panky goes on at the christmas do. I mean i get hit on by colleagues, but all very civilised you know. :)
:D

Sshhhh, stay on topic
1 Like #29
Maybe they were origanaly produced for ann summers
1 Like #30
miles136
Maybe they were origanaly produced for ann summers

*originanally.
#31
miles136
Maybe they were origanaly produced for ann summers
Nah, it's chocolate, it would go soft




But what's new miles? :D
#32
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miles136
Maybe they were origanaly produced for ann summers
*originanally.

there's an anagram in there somewhere i am sure of it. :D
1 Like #33
mutley1
there's an anagram in there somewhere i am sure of it. :D

"three" or "ether"?
2 Likes #34
mutley1
fanpages
miles136
Maybe they were origanaly produced for ann summers
*originanally.
there's an anagram in there somewhere i am sure of it. :D
Im sure you'll get to the bottom of it
1 Like #35
airfix
mutley1
fanpages
miles136
Maybe they were origanaly produced for ann summers
*originanally.
there's an anagram in there somewhere i am sure of it. :D
Im sure you'll get to the bottom of it

getting warmer :D
2 Likes #36
what sort of depraved person would open a chocolate santa before 25th anyway?
#37
Absolutely shocking.
#38
Found in a chocolate Easter bunny now....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-38818052

Quite bizarre.

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