Rachel, 26 and Adam Stott, 31 are a young couple from Manchester who brought home their newly born child Leo a few days ago. However, they were scared to find several bugs near their son and took immediate steps to remove those. They washed all the clothes and bedding, also applied lots of bug sprays. However, all these seemed to work temporarily since the insects would keep on coming.
Rachel’s aunt was informed about this incident, and she advised her to check the baby’s crib which was recently bought. They listened to her advice, and they were stunned to find tons of bugs falling from that basket. The mother informed that she felt horribly sick watching those bugs, since her baby was sleeping in that same basket for so many days now.
Rachel said that she couldn’t even imagine her baby was in such close proximity to the bugs all the time. She was really distressed about the whole incident and thought that she wasn’t a good mother since she couldn’t keep her baby safe, although that should have been her primary concern this whole time.
The wicker basket was brought much before Leo’s birth from Tesco Direct. The package wasn’t opened and remained exactly the same way for almost two months till his birth. That’s when those insects were seennear the basket. Rachel informed that she had no idea about the place of origin of those bugs. She had tried everything that was possible, and was extremely depressed.
Fortunately, when her aunt came to know about this, she enquired whether there was any wicker basket in the house. She was the one who suggested her to check it by shaking it against a plastic bag. Rachel did as she was told, however, she made a grave mistake by doing it indoors.
As she was shaking the basket, the bugs began to fall out. She opened the doors immediately, so that the bugs could escape. Those bugs were the size of ants and she later found out that they survive by sucking blood. She was furious that this had happened to her child, that too when he is a couple of months old. This had started since he was just a few days old.
Rachel would really like to enjoy her son’s first Christmas but she can’t achieve that until she is sure that she has managed to get rid of all the bugs from her house. She is now checking different pest control companies to have the house fumigated. She is also extremely angry regarding the fact that Tesco could be so irresponsible about a child product. “Aren’t they treated before packaging? And why did such an event even occur in the first place?” she asked.
She has already informed Tesco, and they immediately took back the basket. A Tesco spokesperson apologized and stated that the company is extremely strict about the quality of their products and such an event is extremely unfortunate and rare. They will also send a new crib and a toy for the baby to show how much they care about safety.