Primark recalls men's flip flops over worries they could contain 'cancer chemical'

Primark recalls men's flip flops over worries they could contain 'cancer chemical'”

"A full refund is being offered to all customers".

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.

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 khaki, black and blue versions of the footwear in the Cedar Wood State range apparently contain chrysene - a chemical which can cause cancer. Primark are accepting full refunds for customers who have bought them without proof of purchase necessary.

A spokesperson for Primark said that the company had suspended any outstanding orders from the factory and that an investigation had been launched.

Primark recalls men's flip flops over worries they could contain 'cancer chemical'

The cancer alert involves three versions from the Cedar Wood State range in khaki, black and blue - which were on sale until June 2.

Primark was unable to confirm the location of the factory in which the flip flops were made.

The clothing giants recently recalled pairs of "novelty" cat leggings for children over fears they were unsafe.

A month earlier, the retailer withdrew T-shirts inspired by the cult TV show The Walking Dead, after complaints they were "racist" and "offensive".

"Any offence caused by its design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologises for this".

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