Primark recalls flip-flops containing CANCER-causing chemical

The flip-flops contain a chemical that can cause cancer.
The flip-flops contain a chemical that can cause cancer.

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled thousands of pairs of flip-flops over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer.

Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store.

Customers are being encouraged to return the items.

Customers are being encouraged to return the items.

A Primark spokesman confirmed the flip flops contain chrysene, which is commonly used in dark-coloured dyes.

The following product codes are affected:

Kimball Numbers:

Khaki - 02387/07, 08, 09; Black - 02387/01, 02, 03 and Blue - 02387/04, 05, 06

The product was on sale in stores from January 4, 2017 to June 2, 2017.

A statement issued by the firm said: "It 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.

"With the safety of our customers and respect for the environment at the forefront of our minds we have taken the decision to recall this product and are therefore inviting you to return this item for a full refund.

"If you have purchased this product then please return it to any Primark store where you will be offered a full refund. You will not be required to provide proof of purchase.