Shop says to get rid of pillowcases

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  • Attention, Aldi fans! If you are the proud owner of an Aldi hanging chair or a rattan outdoor corner sofa, you need to dispose of the cushion covers as soon as possible. The discounter is advising customers to get rid of the cushion covers for Aldi garden furniture due to fire safety concerns.

    Aldi is famous for having some of the best outdoor furniture. However, the brand has warned customers to discard cushion covers on certain outdoor furniture purchased between February 13 and April 20, 2022, including the famous Aldi egg chair and corner sofa.

    Photo credit: Aldi

    Aldi safety warning for garden furniture

    We have reached out to Aldi for comment and a spokesman said: “As a precautionary measure we are sending replacement cushion covers to all customers who purchased a small number of our outdoor furniture products between 13th February and 20th April 2022. Our supplier informed us that the fire retardant effect of the pillowcases can decrease over time.

    “All affected customers should discard the current pillowcases and await their free replacements. The products are safe to use without the pillowcases and with the pillow unaffected,” says Aldi.

    The discount store asks people to get rid of the pillowcases for several furniture units. These include stools, benches, sofa sets and hanging chairs. These were available in multiple colors – see full product listing below or go to the government website.

    A rattan look egg chair

    Which Aldi garden furniture is affected?

    The cushion covers for the following garden furniture are affected:

      1. Bench Add on Rattan Effect – All Colors – Product Codes: 718472, 718473, 718474
      2. Add on Stool Two Pack – All Colors – Product Codes: 718488, 718489, 718490
      3. Cushion set corner set in rattan look – Product code: 718487
      4. 3 Piece Rope Effect Coffee Set – Product Codes: 812106, 812664
      5. Rattan Corner Sofa Set (With Cover) – All Colors (UK Only) – Product Codes: 718223, 718224, 718225
      6. Rattan Corner Sofa Set (Uncovered) – All Colors – Product Codes: 718220, 718221, 718222
      7. Hanging Egg Chair with Cover (UK only) – Product Codes: 812611, 812612
      8. Egg Chair – Product Codes: 812599, 812606, 812608
    Aldi outdoor corner sofa with cream cushions

    Photo credit: Aldi

    Those who bought their garden furniture ideas online in the UK will receive an email and will automatically receive replacement cushion covers. If you bought your Aldi garden furniture in store, you need to contact Aldi customer service.

    Call 0800 042 0800 (UK) and 1800 991 828 (Ireland) to arrange delivery of replacement pillowcases. As Aldi says, the pillows will be fine without their covers in the meantime.

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