Primark is reportedly recalling a style of men’s flip-flops in three colors (blue, khaki, and black) due to concerns over a cancer-causing chemical. According to the BBC, the shoes contained chrysene — a substance that is often found in dark-colored dyes. A spokesperson from the company confirmed to the outlet that the flip-flops contained low levels of chrysene, and that there was minimal risk to customers. However, because the levels of the chemical were above the 1.0 mg/kg requirement, they still needed to be recalled.
The affected shoes were reportedly sold in stores located in the U.K. and Northern Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Belgium) between January 4 and June 2 of this year. Customers are being told to return the flip-flops to any Primark location — with or without a proof of purchase — where they will be given a full refund.
A spokesperson for Primark issued the following statement: “We take the safety of our customers and the quality of our products very seriously, which is why we have chosen to recall three men’s flip-flops from our Cedar Wood State range. All new orders with this factory have been suspended while we carry out a thorough investigation. A full refund is being offered to all customers.”
Primark has also posted information about the recall on their website, along with product numbers and photos of the specific flip-flop styles. If you think you might have purchased these shoes, be sure to head to Primark.com for more information.
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