In the original article [LMS J. Comput. Math. 15 (2012) 71–83], the authors use a discrete form of the Itô formula, developed by Appleby, Berkolaiko and Rodkina [Stochastics 81 (2009) no. 2, 99–127], to show that the almost sure asymptotic stability of a particular two-dimensional test system is preserved when the discretisation step size is small. In this Corrigendum, we identify an implicit assumption in the original proof of the discrete Itô formula that, left unaddressed, would preclude its application to the test system of interest. We resolve this problem by reproving the relevant part of the discrete Itô formula in such a way that confirms its applicability to our test equation. Thus, we reaffirm the main results and conclusions of the original article.