Accrington baby ‘nearly choked on plastic’ in pack of Quavers

Stephen Bain with son Ollie-James

The object which he believes was in the packet

First published in News

AN Accrington dad has claimed his baby son nearly choked on a piece of plastic while eating a packet of crisps.

Eleven-month-old Ollie-James Bain was in his baby walker eating from a packet of Quavers when his dad Steph-en said he swallowed a piece of plastic, which he thinks was in the packet.

Walkers’ parent company, PepsiCo, has pledged to investigate the incident.

But the company said such an incid-ent, if confirmed, would be very rare bec- ause of the state-of-the-art detection equipment it uses in its factory Mr Bain, 23, said he gave Ollie-James the crisps at around 11am on Wedn-esday.

He said: “He started choking. It was the worst thing. His eyes were red, he was struggling to breathe, and his lips were going blue.

“He was trying to cough, or be sick, and it was not happening. I laid him down across my knee and patted his back. He coughed the plastic up and it was on his lips. I pulled it out and he started screaming.”

Mr Bain, who lives with his partner Gemma Griff-iths, 27, and children Katie Louise, eight, and Jack, six, in Wordsworth Road, cont-acted Walkers later that day.

He said: “They said they will investigate. They want us to send the product back.

“We want to make other parents aware of what’s happ- ened.”

Mr Bain said he is certain the plastic fell out of the packet, saying he cleaned the baby walker immed-iately before giving Ollie-James the crisps.

He added: “I’m 100per cent sure there was nothing there. The plastic could not have come from anywhere else.”

A PepsiCo spokesman said: “The safety of consumers is always our number one concern and we take issues like this very seriously.

“We have robust quality control procedures at all of our sites, including state-of-the-art detection equipment on the production line to prevent any external obj-ects going into our product.

“We are working with Mr Bain to resolve the matter, and have asked for the object, and packet, to be sent to us so that we can conduct a full investigat-ion.”

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9:47am Fri 2 May 14

davemcb says...

One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.
One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place. davemcb
  • Score: 58

10:08am Fri 2 May 14

Casper's mum says...

Why was an 11 month old baby eating crisps?!?!?!?!
Why was an 11 month old baby eating crisps?!?!?!?! Casper's mum
  • Score: 56

10:25am Fri 2 May 14

AlmaMatters says...

Quavers for a baby? Gve your head a wobble dad.
Quavers for a baby? Gve your head a wobble dad. AlmaMatters
  • Score: 46

10:53am Fri 2 May 14

GracesDad says...

davemcb wrote:
One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.
Bizarre that you think it unusual for parents to give their kids a treat sometimes! Quavers are ideal for babies as they melt in the mouth.

The little lad looks like a fine and healthy young fella. You commentors don't half post some bull!!!
[quote][p][bold]davemcb[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.[/p][/quote]Bizarre that you think it unusual for parents to give their kids a treat sometimes! Quavers are ideal for babies as they melt in the mouth. The little lad looks like a fine and healthy young fella. You commentors don't half post some bull!!! GracesDad
  • Score: -32

11:00am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

The piece of plastic looks like the sort of thing used to hold a price tag to a garment. Most probably the baby found it on its vest and put it in its mouth. These tags are a nuisance to get off garments.
The piece of plastic looks like the sort of thing used to hold a price tag to a garment. Most probably the baby found it on its vest and put it in its mouth. These tags are a nuisance to get off garments. A Darener
  • Score: 30

11:01am Fri 2 May 14

Bat E Karen says...

More like it's a label tag from his top. They sometimes get lost when you cut the label off, so it could have been up his sleeve or something.
More like it's a label tag from his top. They sometimes get lost when you cut the label off, so it could have been up his sleeve or something. Bat E Karen
  • Score: 29

11:04am Fri 2 May 14

Bat E Karen says...

A Darener wrote:
The piece of plastic looks like the sort of thing used to hold a price tag to a garment. Most probably the baby found it on its vest and put it in its mouth. These tags are a nuisance to get off garments.
Haha, we were posting at the same time - great minds think alike at all that.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: The piece of plastic looks like the sort of thing used to hold a price tag to a garment. Most probably the baby found it on its vest and put it in its mouth. These tags are a nuisance to get off garments.[/p][/quote]Haha, we were posting at the same time - great minds think alike at all that. Bat E Karen
  • Score: 18

11:04am Fri 2 May 14

Bat E Karen says...

*and
*and Bat E Karen
  • Score: 6

11:22am Fri 2 May 14

davemcb says...

GracesDad wrote:
davemcb wrote:
One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.
Bizarre that you think it unusual for parents to give their kids a treat sometimes! Quavers are ideal for babies as they melt in the mouth.

The little lad looks like a fine and healthy young fella. You commentors don't half post some bull!!!
Full of salt, artificial flavourings and oil. Junk food. Training the baby to be an unhealthy adult.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davemcb[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.[/p][/quote]Bizarre that you think it unusual for parents to give their kids a treat sometimes! Quavers are ideal for babies as they melt in the mouth. The little lad looks like a fine and healthy young fella. You commentors don't half post some bull!!![/p][/quote]Full of salt, artificial flavourings and oil. Junk food. Training the baby to be an unhealthy adult. davemcb
  • Score: 41

11:35am Fri 2 May 14

A Darener says...

Everything in moderation. That is my motto. A little of what you fancy does you good.
What is the first thing most people do when eating a meal? They sprinkle the meal with salt without even tasting it to see if it needs it. Most chefs cringe when they see what happens to their meals, when they are already seasoned to perfection.
For years I have cooked without using salt, there is enough natural salt in food without adding to it. Just try next time you cook. You will soon get used to having no added salt in your meals. As for eating out. Just ask McD not to add salt to your fries. They will do it without question. An added bonus is the fries are always fresh. If you must have salt on them just get a sachet.
Everything in moderation. That is my motto. A little of what you fancy does you good. What is the first thing most people do when eating a meal? They sprinkle the meal with salt without even tasting it to see if it needs it. Most chefs cringe when they see what happens to their meals, when they are already seasoned to perfection. For years I have cooked without using salt, there is enough natural salt in food without adding to it. Just try next time you cook. You will soon get used to having no added salt in your meals. As for eating out. Just ask McD not to add salt to your fries. They will do it without question. An added bonus is the fries are always fresh. If you must have salt on them just get a sachet. A Darener
  • Score: -8

11:48am Fri 2 May 14

GracesDad says...

davemcb wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
davemcb wrote:
One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.
Bizarre that you think it unusual for parents to give their kids a treat sometimes! Quavers are ideal for babies as they melt in the mouth.

The little lad looks like a fine and healthy young fella. You commentors don't half post some bull!!!
Full of salt, artificial flavourings and oil. Junk food. Training the baby to be an unhealthy adult.
I'm quite sure the child doesn't live off Quavers. For you to suggest that the child should never ever eat food of this type is beyond extreme!!
[quote][p][bold]davemcb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davemcb[/bold] wrote: One wonders why he is feeding his baby such rubbish in the first place.[/p][/quote]Bizarre that you think it unusual for parents to give their kids a treat sometimes! Quavers are ideal for babies as they melt in the mouth. The little lad looks like a fine and healthy young fella. You commentors don't half post some bull!!![/p][/quote]Full of salt, artificial flavourings and oil. Junk food. Training the baby to be an unhealthy adult.[/p][/quote]I'm quite sure the child doesn't live off Quavers. For you to suggest that the child should never ever eat food of this type is beyond extreme!! GracesDad
  • Score: -1

12:18pm Fri 2 May 14

CeeBee85 says...

A Darener wrote:
Everything in moderation. That is my motto. A little of what you fancy does you good. What is the first thing most people do when eating a meal? They sprinkle the meal with salt without even tasting it to see if it needs it. Most chefs cringe when they see what happens to their meals, when they are already seasoned to perfection. For years I have cooked without using salt, there is enough natural salt in food without adding to it. Just try next time you cook. You will soon get used to having no added salt in your meals. As for eating out. Just ask McD not to add salt to your fries. They will do it without question. An added bonus is the fries are always fresh. If you must have salt on them just get a sachet.
I don't use salt for cooking, nor do I sprinkle on my food. I don't even have any salt.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Everything in moderation. That is my motto. A little of what you fancy does you good. What is the first thing most people do when eating a meal? They sprinkle the meal with salt without even tasting it to see if it needs it. Most chefs cringe when they see what happens to their meals, when they are already seasoned to perfection. For years I have cooked without using salt, there is enough natural salt in food without adding to it. Just try next time you cook. You will soon get used to having no added salt in your meals. As for eating out. Just ask McD not to add salt to your fries. They will do it without question. An added bonus is the fries are always fresh. If you must have salt on them just get a sachet.[/p][/quote]I don't use salt for cooking, nor do I sprinkle on my food. I don't even have any salt. CeeBee85
  • Score: 10

12:30pm Fri 2 May 14

Fire Fly says...

The child was eating while in a baby walker (sheer lunacy in my opinion). The plastic, which I agree looks very much like the type used on clothing & could have been picked up anywhere around the house on his travels.
The child was eating while in a baby walker (sheer lunacy in my opinion). The plastic, which I agree looks very much like the type used on clothing & could have been picked up anywhere around the house on his travels. Fire Fly
  • Score: 17

1:02pm Fri 2 May 14

GracesDad says...

What a bunch of do-gooders you lot are. The little lad was eating some quavers in his baby-walker ffs. Anybody would think he was being injected with heroin the way you lot have responded! Get a grip!!!!!
What a bunch of do-gooders you lot are. The little lad was eating some quavers in his baby-walker ffs. Anybody would think he was being injected with heroin the way you lot have responded! Get a grip!!!!! GracesDad
  • Score: -4

1:55pm Fri 2 May 14

Interocitor says...

Snack, not smack.
Snack, not smack. Interocitor
  • Score: 10

4:00pm Fri 2 May 14

grumpyoldlady says...

Content of Quavers: Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil (30%), Cheese Flavour
, Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion Powder (Malt Flour From Barley), Pepper, Wheat Flour, Colour (Annatto), Potassium Chloride.

Children do need frequent snacks as they don't have the energy reserves of adults but I would prefer to give them a slice of bread and butter, a Goodies bar or a piece of fruit as a mid morning snack.
Content of Quavers: Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil (30%), Cheese Flavour [Whey Powder (From Milk), Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium 5’-Ribonucleotide) , Flavouring, Milk Powder, Cheese Powder, Colour (Paprika Extract)], Rice Flour, Soya Flour, Salt, Yeast, Onion Powder (Malt Flour From Barley), Pepper, Wheat Flour, Colour (Annatto), Potassium Chloride. Children do need frequent snacks as they don't have the energy reserves of adults but I would prefer to give them a slice of bread and butter, a Goodies bar or a piece of fruit as a mid morning snack. grumpyoldlady
  • Score: 9

4:04pm Fri 2 May 14

thoroughbred says...

not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included.
It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths.
It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view.
Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.
not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included. It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths. It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view. Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies. thoroughbred
  • Score: 19

4:20pm Fri 2 May 14

GracesDad says...

thoroughbred wrote:
not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included.
It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths.
It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view.
Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.
Yet again, more comments regarding this childs diet.

Unless you know this family, then you do not have the slightest clue what he eats on a regular basis! So quick to assume that he is only ever given junk food. It's people like you with your "I know considerably more than you" attitude that are the problem in this country. You even have the nerve to advise them to get some parenting skills you self-righteous pr**k.

Who died and made you God???
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included. It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths. It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view. Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.[/p][/quote]Yet again, more comments regarding this childs diet. Unless you know this family, then you do not have the slightest clue what he eats on a regular basis! So quick to assume that he is only ever given junk food. It's people like you with your "I know considerably more than you" attitude that are the problem in this country. You even have the nerve to advise them to get some parenting skills you self-righteous pr**k. Who died and made you God??? GracesDad
  • Score: -25

4:24pm Fri 2 May 14

thoroughbred says...

GracesDad wrote:
thoroughbred wrote:
not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included.
It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths.
It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view.
Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.
Yet again, more comments regarding this childs diet.

Unless you know this family, then you do not have the slightest clue what he eats on a regular basis! So quick to assume that he is only ever given junk food. It's people like you with your "I know considerably more than you" attitude that are the problem in this country. You even have the nerve to advise them to get some parenting skills you self-righteous pr**k.

Who died and made you God???
he's gonna grow up just like you too!
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included. It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths. It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view. Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.[/p][/quote]Yet again, more comments regarding this childs diet. Unless you know this family, then you do not have the slightest clue what he eats on a regular basis! So quick to assume that he is only ever given junk food. It's people like you with your "I know considerably more than you" attitude that are the problem in this country. You even have the nerve to advise them to get some parenting skills you self-righteous pr**k. Who died and made you God???[/p][/quote]he's gonna grow up just like you too! thoroughbred
  • Score: 19

4:39pm Fri 2 May 14

GracesDad says...

thoroughbred wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
thoroughbred wrote:
not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included.
It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths.
It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view.
Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.
Yet again, more comments regarding this childs diet.

Unless you know this family, then you do not have the slightest clue what he eats on a regular basis! So quick to assume that he is only ever given junk food. It's people like you with your "I know considerably more than you" attitude that are the problem in this country. You even have the nerve to advise them to get some parenting skills you self-righteous pr**k.

Who died and made you God???
he's gonna grow up just like you too!
Better me than you!
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: not a cat in hells chance that clothing price tag came from the sterile environment of a food factory, why would it be there? how would it get there? all staff are white over-alled up to the eyeballs, feet and head included. It's been hanging around the baby's environment more like...just waiting for curious little fingers and mouths. It sickens me to see young baby's like this, eating horribly processed 'food if you can call it that', especially whilst in a walker, I see it all too often in town too, in buggies that are facing away from the parents view. Learn some parenting skills, learn the dangers of choking and a healthy diet and spend 10 minutes preparing fresh snacks for babies.[/p][/quote]Yet again, more comments regarding this childs diet. Unless you know this family, then you do not have the slightest clue what he eats on a regular basis! So quick to assume that he is only ever given junk food. It's people like you with your "I know considerably more than you" attitude that are the problem in this country. You even have the nerve to advise them to get some parenting skills you self-righteous pr**k. Who died and made you God???[/p][/quote]he's gonna grow up just like you too![/p][/quote]Better me than you! GracesDad
  • Score: -14

4:44pm Fri 2 May 14

Bat E Karen says...

Don't tell anyone, but I ate the odd packet of Quavers when I was little. I'm 47 now and still like them.

BTW, they aren't the only thing I've ever eaten - my Mum managed to also feed me proper meals, as I'm sure the little lad's parents do.
Don't tell anyone, but I ate the odd packet of Quavers when I was little. I'm 47 now and still like them. BTW, they aren't the only thing I've ever eaten - my Mum managed to also feed me proper meals, as I'm sure the little lad's parents do. Bat E Karen
  • Score: -2

4:47pm Fri 2 May 14

hairy mary says...

When I was a baby I was fed baby food not crisps tut tut
When I was a baby I was fed baby food not crisps tut tut hairy mary
  • Score: 10

5:33pm Fri 2 May 14

AlexanderB90 says...

Sorry but I am really struggling to understand how a piece of plastic which has clearly come from an item of clothing to hold the tag in place could have possibly ended up in a packet of Quavers. Unless Quavers has started making clothing, it is practically impossible for it to have come from the factory.

The most likely explanation is that it was already there on the tray of the baby walker and the baby simply picked up up while eating the packet of crisps at the same time.
Sorry but I am really struggling to understand how a piece of plastic which has clearly come from an item of clothing to hold the tag in place could have possibly ended up in a packet of Quavers. Unless Quavers has started making clothing, it is practically impossible for it to have come from the factory. The most likely explanation is that it was already there on the tray of the baby walker and the baby simply picked up up while eating the packet of crisps at the same time. AlexanderB90
  • Score: 15

6:48pm Fri 2 May 14

boynesider says...

quavers or an eleven month old baby,seriously????
quavers or an eleven month old baby,seriously???? boynesider
  • Score: 13

7:28pm Fri 2 May 14

Fire Fly says...

GracesDad wrote:
What a bunch of do-gooders you lot are. The little lad was eating some quavers in his baby-walker ffs. Anybody would think he was being injected with heroin the way you lot have responded! Get a grip!!!!!
ffs in his baby walker...?? Clearly a highly informed comment...not.

I'll take it that you have zero idea about the many, many injuries children suffer in these walkers. 90% of injuries are to the head. Eating whilst wandering round in something that's so dangerous is even worse.

My comment is wholly justified & backed up, yours isn't.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of do-gooders you lot are. The little lad was eating some quavers in his baby-walker ffs. Anybody would think he was being injected with heroin the way you lot have responded! Get a grip!!!!![/p][/quote]ffs in his baby walker...?? Clearly a highly informed comment...not. I'll take it that you have zero idea about the many, many injuries children suffer in these walkers. 90% of injuries are to the head. Eating whilst wandering round in something that's so dangerous is even worse. My comment is wholly justified & backed up, yours isn't. Fire Fly
  • Score: 12

3:14pm Sat 3 May 14

mys says...

There is no way that plastic came out of the crisp packet,do I see a compensation claim here one wonders.
There is no way that plastic came out of the crisp packet,do I see a compensation claim here one wonders. mys
  • Score: 7

5:00pm Sat 3 May 14

moxhie says...

" He swallowed a piece of plastic, which he thinks was in the packet , " says dad .

He only thinks .

Any evidence that the plastic was in the packet of Quavers ?
" He swallowed a piece of plastic, which he thinks was in the packet , " says dad . He only thinks . Any evidence that the plastic was in the packet of Quavers ? moxhie
  • Score: 6

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