Urgent safety recall issued for two garments “due to a potential choking hazard”.

NEXT have recalled  a child’s grey or pink fur collar coat and a child’s navy hooded coat after they didn’t meet safety standards required as some of the buttons on the coats could come loose and be swallowed by young kids.

It’s feared parents or grandparents have ordered the coats and secretly stored them away, ready to be opened and tried on Christmas day.

Parents who have bought the coats are now urged to contact Next immediately.

Affected products include a child’s grey or pink fur collar coat and a child’s navy hooded coat with the product numbers 182560 and 191228.

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Next insisted that the two items “passed rigorous testing” but its high standards were not met because of the “bulk production”.

In a statement posted online, Next said: “The coats passed the rigorous testing required for children’s wear, however we have identified that the bulk production has not achieved the same high standard consistently.

“We’ve taken the decision of recalling them.”

Next said that anyone who’s bought one of the coats can return it for a full refund.

Earlier this year the retailer issued another safety warning, after finding the lining in a pair of children’s shoes contained a substance that could cause cancer. read more

While we understand Next is a popular UK brand I do know many parents shop online via Ezibuy so may have ordered this item at some point.

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  • A very cautious recall, though you would think parents would check loose buttons.


  • I know of households where the MUm doesn’t sew or mend at all and they don’t possess needles and cotton.


  • A good community notice and recall for the UK. I doubt many Australian children will be opening packages on Christmas Day containing coats – but good to have the warning in place in case they are purchased for the cooler months.


  • While the company has done the right thing in issuing a recall of these garments, it is not uncommon for buttons to loosen or detach completely. As someone who worked in the clothing industry (in a previous live), it is not difficult to re-stitch the buttons before the garment is worn, as the machine used to attach buttons only applies a few stitches, and as most clothing is now made overseas, there is no guarantee of quality control.

    • I always get out the sewing kit and add extra stitches to button holes for strength.


  • Hopefully all these items will be returned without any harm coming to children.


  • Thanks for the heads up. I love Next clothing !
    The product is recalled because some of the buttons on the coats could come loose and be swallowed by young kids ?? First of all this type of coat doesn’t look like a coat you would buy for very young kids and second I wonder which button can’t come loose ? It’s common sense that we check and secure buttons ourselves. A good moment is when it comes out of the wash or otherwise as soon as we notice it we lay a garment aside until we’ve mended it….easy as !


  • Winter coats for Christmas in Australia?!? Don’t think so. But always good to be aware of recalls.


  • Thanks for the recall,good to know!


  • Next is quite a famous brand indeed. Good idea to inform possible Australian customers.


  • That’s a shame! They’re really cute coats, maybe the parents could just sew the buttons on better themselves


  • Hopefully they have sent the recall out quickly enough so items can be returned and refunded/exchanged and that no child has suffered due to these faults!


  • Pretty shocking that the quality of such a large retailer is so lacking- buttons should be sewn on tight enough that they don’t come off.


  • Goodon them for picking up the quality slip in bulk production. Hope they find a better manufacturer.


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