Discount store Poundland have recalled Halloween wigs that have “the potential to be flammable”.

A spokesman for Poundland said: “Poundland is recalling the above Halloween & Celebration Wigs which have been found to fall below our standards as they do not meet the Toy Safety flammability standard and therefore pose a risk if exposed to a naked flame.

“The Halloween wigs affected have been on sale since August 2016 and the Celebrations dress up wigs have been on sale since March 2015 at Poundland stores, Poundland Online and Dealz stores.

“If you have purchased one of these products (listed above) or have any concerns regarding any other Poundland wigs you have purchased previously, please return it to your nearest store for a full refund.

“As a responsible retailer we take the testing and the standard of our products very seriously and remain committed to the highest levels of product quality and safety which is why we are taking this precautionary measure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

What to do now

If the barcode on the wig you have purchased matches those shown below, return the item to your nearest store as soon as possible for a full refund.

If you no longer have the packaging but feel it matches the description of a recalled wig, please return to your nearest store for a full refund.

Affected products:

#127038 – Fright Nite Long Wig (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002671, 5054110002688, 5054110002695, 5054110002701, 5054110002718

#115428 – Fright Nite Short Bob Wig (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002626, 5054110002633, 5054110002640, 5054110002657, 5054110002664, 5054110280475, 5054110280482, 5054110280499, 5054110280505, 5054110280512

#127039 – Fright Nite Curly Wig (Green, Blue, Black, Red, Pink) Barcodes: 5054110002725, 5054110002732, 5054110002749, 5054110002756, 5054110002763

#123716 – Long Wig (PINK/ BLUE/ BLONDE) – Barcodes: 5053834237161, 5054110421885, 5054110421892, 5054110421908

#125690 – Luxury Short Wig – Barcodes: 5053834256902, 5054110285364, 5054110285371, 5054110285388