Fashion retailer TK Maxx, along with sister furniture and homewares retailer Homesense, has submitted plans to open a new store in Stevenage.
According to the planning application to Stevenage Council, the retailer wants to takeover the vacant Toys R Us space on Roaring Meg Retail Park, while also closing its town centre store after being served a notice to vacate by the property’s landlord.
TK Maxx and Homesense say that the unit on Roaring Meg Retail Park is the only ‘realistic option’ for remaining in Stevenage, which has been empty since 2018.
In other news, TK Maxx and Homesense has recalled its ‘Gardener’s Eden Blue Egg Chair’ after it was flagged to be a hazard.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards said that the product presents a risk of injuries as the chair may tip over or collapse during use. If the product fails during use, the user may experience injuries.
The outdoor garden furniture hanging egg chair is manufactured in Vietnam and was sold between the periods of May 2021 to June 2022.
TK Maxx said: “We have identified a quality issue with the Gardener’s Eden Blue Egg Chair. It is possible for the chair to tip over or collapse during use which may cause an injury. This issue does not affect any other styles of hanging chairs.
“The safety of our customers is very important to us and we are taking this action as a precaution.”