Garden Furniture Sold by UK Store Aldi Recalled For Fire Risk


The Met Office recently announced the probability of a heatwave which resulted in the trading standards recalling outdoor furniture covers that did not meet set safety measures against fire. Multiple cushion covers sold by Aldi are affected.

Aldi, the giant chain store, released a statement recalling cushion covers for several outdoor furniture products sold from their stores this year because they pose a fire risk.

The supermarket announced a free replacement for all cushion covers sold from their five branches in Swindon -Drove Road, Hobley Drive, Romsey Street, Shaw Road, N Latham Road, and Royal Wootton Bassett.

The statement from Aldi states: “As a precautionary measure, we are sending replacement cushion covers to all customers who have purchased the following garden furniture products.”

The manufacturer has issued free cushion cover replacements, which will only be sent out to customers who purchased the outdoor furniture between February 13, 2022, and April 20, 2022.

The store advises the buyers to discontinue the usage of the old cushion covers immediately and wait for safe replacements. The good news is, all other parts of the furniture are safe for use.

The affected models include:

  • 718472, 718473, 718474 Bench Add on Rattan Effect – All Colors
  • 718488, 718489, 718490 Add on Stool Two Pack – All Colors
  • 718487 Cushion Set Rattan Effect Corner Set
  • 812106, 812664 Rope Effect Coffee Set 3pc
  • 718223, 718224, 718225 Rattan Corner Sofa Set (with Cover) – All Colors (UK Only)
  • 718220, 718221, 718222 Rattan Corner Sofa Set (without Cover) – All Colors
  • 812611, 812612 Hanging Egg Chair with Cover (UK Only)
  • 812599, 812606, 812608, Hanging Egg Chair

The store requests customers who purchased any of the above outdoor furniture in-store to contact the customer service through 0800 042 0800 (UK) or 1800 991 828 (Ireland) as soon as possible for delivery arrangements.

On the other hand, customers in the UK who bought the products through their website will be contacted through the email addresses used, and their replacement covers will be sent out immediately.

How To Protect Garden Furniture From Harsh Weather

Harsh weather conditions affect all of us in our way or the other, but more so residents with outdoor furniture. Uncovered lawn or garden furniture is affected by heatwaves and rainstorms.

The heat and rainwater wear down the material used to make the furniture leaving them weak and discolored. In some instances, like the case with Aldi cushion covers, some materials lose fire-retardant effectiveness when exposed to heat over a long time. This means they can easily catch fire, putting the homeowner at risk.

To protect your outdoor furniture:

  • Place them in shaded areas so that they do not come into direct conduct with heat and water.
  • Invest in outdoor furniture with covers that protect the fibers from the effects of rain and water.
  • Keep them clean and well maintained, and if necessary, take them indoors until the harsh weather conditions pass by.

After receiving your replacement cushion covers from Aldi, practice these simple maintenance tips and enjoy the warm days without worry.


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