Battery found in chocolate bunny in UK

A similar case of alleged tampering happened with chocolate Santas last year

Battery found in chocolate bunny in UK

File photo. Image: Co-op

A criminal investigation has started in the UK after a battery was found inside a chocolate Easter bunny in Nottingham.

The Co-op retailer has issued a recall in Britain following the discovery of the small battery.

The UK's National Crime Agency and police are assisting with the investigation, the retailer says.

A similar case of alleged tampering happened with chocolate Santas at Christmas, which also led to a recall.

In a statement on the current recall, the UK Food Standards Authority said: "The presence of a small battery makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a risk to health."

An estimated 3,000 of the German-manufactured bunnies have been sold, The Guardian reports.