FASHION FLOP: Primark said on Monday that it has recalled a style of menâ€™s flip-flops because they contain levels of a cancer-causing chemical called chrysene. The flip-flops, which were available in three colors â€” blue, khaki and black â€” were sold between January 4 and June 2.
â€œWe take the safety of our customers and the quality of our products very seriously, which is why we have chosen to recall three menâ€™s flip-flops from our Cedar Wood State range,â€ said a company spokesperson. â€œAll new orders with this factory have been suspended while we carry out a thorough investigation. A full refund is being offered to all customers.â€
The retailer posted the product recall on its web site: â€œIt has come to our attention that the footwear product detailed above does not meet the Primark usual high standards for chemical compliance. We have found levels of a restricted substance in the product in excess of the 1.0 mg/kg requirement.â€
This is the third product recall this year at Primark. Earlier this year, the retailer removed from its stores novelty cat leggings for children, which posed potential choking hazards â€” along with a range of â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ T-shirts that received criticism from customers, who said the tops were racist.