Mum ‘fuming’ at store after safety scare

Tara Brandon with son Tyler who almost fell out of a shopping trolley without a safety strap at Morrisons, Pinchbeck.
Tara Brandon with son Tyler who almost fell out of a shopping trolley without a safety strap at Morrisons, Pinchbeck.
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An angry mum is ordering supermarket chain Morrisons to invest in new trolleys after her toddler son almost fell from one while she was shopping.

Tara Brandon (27) of Spalding was left “fuming” after her 14-month-old son Tyler nearly toppled from a child seat on a trolley without a safety strap at Morrisons in Pinchbeck on September 20.

She claimed staff had told her incidents of children almost falling from trolleys with broken or missing child restraints had happened before and she wants Morrisons to use some of its £400 million profit to buy new and child-friendly trolleys for the store.

Tara said: “I was busy doing my shopping and I turned away from Tyler to pick some stuff up from off one of the shelves.

“As I turned round, he was standing up on his seat so my mum and sister who were with me shouted out and I turned round in time to grab him.

“If they hadn’t shouted at me, Tyler would have fallen out of the trolley which didn’t have a belt that normally goes across the baby’s tummy.

“I was fuming so I went to the customer service desk and spoke to the manager about what happened.

“They said that it would be deal with, but somebody else who works at the store said it wasn’t the first time that something like this had happened.”

Tara said she now carries Tyler in her arms until she finds a trolley “that’s safe” or he stands up in trolleys without a child strap.

“I think it’s disgusting that a multi-million pound company can’t replace broken trolleys and I want to raise awareness of it.”