The discount fashion chain Primark has recalled thousands of men's flip-flops over fears they may contain dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical.
A statement on their website says:
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.
The product was on sale in Primark stores from the 4th January 2017 to the 2nd June 2017.
The company has suspended all new orders from the factory that manufactures the flip-flops while the matter is investigated.
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.