Kit Recall

London, England - Ezmeralda Flyright

On September 1, Quality Quidditch Supplies of London announced the recall of 200 of its Expert Shine Easy Care Broom Maintenance Kits. These kits were sold primarily between June and August. Approximately 130 of the maintenance kits were sold to the lazy wizards who didn't want to do the maintenance themselves. The Expert Shine Easy Care Broom Maintenance Kit is an attention free magical device that performs broom upkeep without supervision. When left unattended, however, it has been found that the appliance may not shut its self down upon completion of the task.

Mary Doherty, Keeper for bush league team The Dunhill Doobies, went to lunch with a friend and left her kit to repair some bristle damage obtained during practice. When she returned home she found all of her plants had been snipped to the stalks, and her cat (Blunt Bill, the Dunhill's mascot) had been clipped nearly bald and shined to a high gloss.

Quality Quidditch Supplies of London refused to comment on that particular incident. They maintain that while the Kit is advertised as being able to perform independent of supervision, it was never anticipated that it should be left completely alone. The Kit was intended to be hands free, not operator fee. However, after 60 reports of incidents similar to Miss Doherty's, the company has been forced by the Department of Magical Games and Sports to recall the product.

"It's a shame that we have to recall such a useful object on account of brainless dullards. Who would leave a magical gadget working alone in their home?" Representative Kiwi Punch was reported to have uttered on her way out of the Ministry's hearing. Quality Quidditch Supplies of London denies that any such comment was made.

If you have purchase an Expert Shine Easy Care Broom Maintenance Kit you may return it for a full refund at Quality Quidditch Supplies of London, or at the Department of Magical Games and Sports.