Safety fears over Spider-man outfit
A children's Spider-man dress-up suit has been recalled by Asda due to safety fears.
The light-up costume has been taken off shelves across the country after an investigation by the supermarket chain discovered a fault with the battery.
The investigation follows a complaint from Steve Slaughter, who bought the £12.50 outfit for his son Stephen to wear on World Book Day.
Mr Slaughter, from Middlesbrough, complained to Asda earlier this month after the detachable chest piece - containing a battery pack - appeared to blow up and flew across the living room after it was left lying on top of a storage unit.
A spokeswoman for Asda said: "Asda George has issued a recall of its Spider-man light-up dress-up costume. The wrong batteries have been included inside the costume's removable light-up unit resulting in a potential safety issue.
"The care and safety of our customers is our number one priority, which is why we have taken the precautionary decision to recall the product based on the outcome of our investigation."
Customers who have already purchased the costume have been advised to return it and claim a full refund.