Penneys recalling thousands of flip flops after discovering high levels of cancer-causing chemical

Penneys are recalling thousands of men's flip flops - after discovering they contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

The chain's parent company, Primark, says it is recalling black, blue and khaki sandals from its Cedar Wood State range and offering a full refund to anyone who bought them.

    The product numbers affected are:

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

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


More in this Section

Strict social housing targets set for local authorities

Meath man found guilty of repeated rape and sexual assault of teenage sister

Man charged following assault in Monaghan which has left man in critical condition

Tributes continue for ’gentleman’ kayaker killed in Ecuador, Second Irish man missing


Today's Stories

Councils to fall short of social housing target

Maurice McCabe ‘felt under threat’

PAC critical of decision to reopen garda station

Mortgage initiative ‘could push prices up’

Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner