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AIBU to expect Asda, NOT, to have very dangerous seeded grapes on casual display ,within reach of young children?

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TheGrapesOfWrath Wed 10-Apr-13 01:02:06

why do they have to put them in such easy reach?
Why do they put them at toddler eye level?
It's irresponsible at best and could cause a very serious injury.

Sorry if this sounds a bit ranty but I am,so, very cross.

We went to Asda today,whilst shopping there my DD was sitting in the trolley and by expert toddler deception obtained, ate then choked on a couple of seeds from a handful of acquired grapes.angry
I only ever buy seedless ones for DD so she is NOT used to grapes, even having seeds.
She coughed for quite a while, it made her eyes water. sad
Poor DD it must have been terrifying for her.
I'm not sure if to just complain or take some other action?
It's really put poor DD off eating grapes, which is a such a huge shame, as she always enjoys a snack whilst we shop.
DH thinks we should take legal action, I'm not sure.
Do you think we would we have a strong legal case against Asda?
Thank you in advance..

IloveJudgeJudy Wed 10-Apr-13 01:04:34

This is a joke, right?

If it isn't, then your DD shouldn't be having snacks on the way around unless you've paid for them first and you should keep her out of harm's way.

anothershittynickname Wed 10-Apr-13 01:05:50

Legal action?

Seriously, are you for real?

Watch your kid!!

BigBoobiedBertha Wed 10-Apr-13 01:06:56

I've read this 3 times and can't decide if it is a joke either. Or is it a thread about a thread and a passive aggressive dig at somebody? confused

If it is actually real, YABU.

MsBella Wed 10-Apr-13 01:07:51

I think this is a joke but also what's wrong with having a snack in the supermarket? I'm always eating grapes and drinking drinks that I'm going to pay for
Also these things happen even if you watch your dc for example you could reach to get some oranges and dc could grab some grapes and stuff them in their mouth

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:08:00

'DH thinks we should take legal action, I'm not sure.
Do you think we would we have a strong legal case against Asda?'

Yeah, course you do! You could try posting in the legal section?

Ultimately it's the governments fault for not raising the issue of Dangerous Grapes, I would take it to your MP as well.

Now, the important question is whether you paid for the grape?

ElectricSheep Wed 10-Apr-13 01:08:00

It's a GRAPE fgs.

Legal action my arse shock

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:08:59

I love posting at exactly the same time as someone else, I'm bonded to you now leccysheep <creepy smile>

ihearsounds Wed 10-Apr-13 01:09:20

legal action for a shop lifting incident.. Dare you.

MammaTJ Wed 10-Apr-13 01:09:52

This has to be a reverse AIBU surely. You are the manager of an ASDA being sued by some careless parent who lets their child eat the stock while shopping, aren't you?

AnyoneforTurps Wed 10-Apr-13 01:11:27

Is this a parody of the "my child dropped hot chocolate on herself because 4 adults couldn't be arsed to supervise her on a plane" thread?

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 10-Apr-13 01:11:42

YANBU. I've often thought that supermarkets should be keeping the grapes in the locked glass cabinets with the razor blades.

tazzle Wed 10-Apr-13 01:12:39

This just cannot be serious !

Surely. ...

Children can choke on whole grapes if not chewed proprely....the seeds are soooooooo tiny they themselves cannot block even the tiniest airway!

I empathise with being emotional after DD upset after illicit snack......but please step back and just get real.....tis a food shop. ....your responsibility keep DD from accessing and eating produce .

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Wed 10-Apr-13 01:12:48


BigBoobiedBertha Wed 10-Apr-13 01:13:31

I am struggling to work out, how a child in a trolley can reach the grapes anyway, given that the fruit displays are ramped. I suppose that is irrelevant really but I was trying to imagine how my DC could have done that and concluded that they couldn't have even if they wanted to. I suspect the OP was actually feeding the grapes to her DD. shock

CharlMascara Wed 10-Apr-13 01:13:33

Your username says it all really -



Spartak Wed 10-Apr-13 01:14:45

Wouldn't seedless grapes be just as dangerous? She could just as easily choke on one of them? Or cherries? Or cherry tomatoes?

Why not just ask Asda to do away with the entire fruit and vegetable section, to prevent any future disasters?

DeepPurple Wed 10-Apr-13 01:15:09

What of your dd grabs some bleach on the way round and drinks that?

Try online shopping if you struggle so hard to stop your child shoplifting grapes.


skratta Wed 10-Apr-13 01:16:37


MsBella Wed 10-Apr-13 01:17:06

'Shoplifting grapes' hmm anyones dc could grab a grape while you're reaching for some oranges for example...

megsmouse Wed 10-Apr-13 01:17:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Spartak Wed 10-Apr-13 01:17:45

She might grab one of the tins with a ring pull lid on and slice her arm off as well. Dangerous places are supermarkets.

AgentZigzag Wed 10-Apr-13 01:23:12

If this were not a hypothetical exercise (only for me of course because it's on the net and not in RL wink) 'coughed for quite a while, it made her eyes water.' = frog in throat/something went down the wrong way.

Can't breath/going blue/panicking = choking.

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 10-Apr-13 01:23:20

My ds got a whole banana stuck in his throat. Sideways.

Dirty evil fruit selling shitters.

I keep him away from the coat hangers in the "Home n' Wares" section. He'd end up looking like the joker.

Blistory Wed 10-Apr-13 01:23:29

Yes, they should only allow the safe seeded grapes such free rein of the accessible shelves. If the grapes can't produce a clean police record, they must be banished to the top for brave and fearless adults only to tackle.

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