The producers of the programme have issued the following statement:
"It has been bought to our attention that in an episode of Fireman Sam (Series 9, Episode 7), an image of the Quran is briefly depicted. The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error. We sincerely apologise for any distress or offence it may have caused. We will no longer be working with the animation studio responsible for this mistake. In addition, we are taking immediate action to remove this episode from circulation, and we are reviewing our content production procedures to ensure this never happens again.
Again, we apologise unreservedly to our viewers"