Who would have thought a garden chair would cause such a scene, but Aldi's bringing hanging egg chair has been an absolute sell out each time it lands.
Retailing at £189.99, the hanging egg chair first dropped at the beginning of Feb, and sold out in just 45 minutes, with more than 25,000 customers waiting in the queue. It was then restocked for a second time in March and caused similar numbers to queue to get on the site.
However, since then Aldi has issued a "product update" for elements of the recently purchased egg chairs due to fire safety hazards.
In an email to customers, and on their website, Aldi states that they'll be sending replacement cushion covers to customers who purchased various garden furniture items from them between 13th February and 20th April - including the hanging egg chair.
"Our supplier has advised that the cushion covers’ fire-retardant effectiveness may deteriorate over time. All affected customers should dispose of the current cushion covers and await their free replacement covers. The cushion and all other parts of the products are safe to use without the cushion covers," they've said.
Thankfully the issue is getting resolved stat so we're able to enjoy all those upcoming summer evenings. Featuring a chic, rattan effect chair, which is suspended from a powder-coated iron frame and complete with a soft grey seated padding, we can't think of a better way to read a book in one hand and bev in the other.
On the launch of the cult-item, Aldi said, "The cult product is perfect for giving gardens an on-trend retro upgrade. Arriving before the rest, Aldi's sell-out must-have is sure to be a serious point of envy for the neighbours, but shoppers need to be quick as with all specialbuys, once they’re gone, they're gone!"