Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Parent company Primark is recalling thousands of men's flip flops after discovering they contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

Several media outlets reported that the black, blue and khaki-coloured versions of the flip flops are affected by the recall, on the basis that they might contain risky levels of a chemical called chrysene, which can cause cancer.

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Affected flip-flops are in the Cedar Wood State range and have the serial numbers: Khaki - 02387/07, 08, 09; Black - 02387/01, 02, 03; Blue - 02387/04, 05, 06.

The footwear was contaminated with chrysene, which can cause cancer.

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They say they believe the risk from the chemical called chrysene is minimal. The company has suspended any outstanding orders from the factory which makes the flip-flops and an investigation has been launched.

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

The flip-flops have been on sale from January 4 until June 2 and Primark have since halted factory orders whilst an investigation is ongoing.

The high street chain is now offering full refunds to customers.

Customers do not need to provide proof of purchase to get a refund.

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