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Primark recalls men's flip-flops over fears they contain cancer-causing chemical

17 July 2017, 09:19 | Kelvin Horton

Primark apologised in February after recalling a Walking Dead t-shirt which some consumers argued was racist

Primark apologised in February after recalling a Walking Dead t-shirt which some consumers argued was racist

Primark has recalled thousands of men's flip-flops over fears they may contain risky levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

The cause for concern is the presence of a chemical called chrysene, which studies have found to cause cancer. The flip-flops, which were available in three colors - blue, khaki and black - were sold between January 4 and June 2.

A spokesman for the chain confirmed to the BBC that the chemical in question was chrysrene, a common dye for dark colours, but said the levels of the substance would pose a minimal health risk.

"All new orders with this factory have been suspended while we carry out a thorough investigation".

The discount fashion chain said it had come to its attention that the footwear "does not meet the Primark usual high standards for chemical compliance".


The serial numbers affected are: Khaki 02387/07, 08, 09, Black 02387/01, 02, 03 and Blue 02387/04, 05, 06. "A full refund is being offered to all customers".

It is the third product recall Primark has issued this year.

In March, Primark recalled a pair of children's leggings with cats on over fears that a bow attached to them could present a choking hazard.

In February, a range of t-shirts with a design inspired by the U.S. series The Walking Dead caused widespread controversy after some customers branded them "racist" and "offensive".



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