A safety notice has been issued concerning a ‘Carve your own pumpkin’ polystyrene pumpkin and is being highlighted by Ceredigion County Council Trading Standards Service.

The polystyrene pumpkin was recently sold in Poundland stores, until it was withdrawn from sale at the beginning of this week, 22 October 2018.

Poundland is warning consumers that this product must not be used with candles of any type and must be kept away from fire. Customers with any queries or concerns about the product may return items to the store for a full refund.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Public Protection Services said, “These polystyrene pumpkins pose a real risk of fire. They should not be placed near any candles or sources of heat or ignition. We strongly urge anyone who may have bought one of these, or know of someone else who has, to return them straight away to obtain a full refund.”

The video shows how fast one of the polystyrene pumpkins can catch on fire: