Primark issues urgent recall of Disney product over fears it could harm children

Primark issues urgent recall of Disney product over fears it could harm children

Primark is known for its well loved Disney collection, however the has issued an urgent recall of its Winnie the Pooh themed plates after reports that it contains lead and formaldehyde.

The wooden plates have been removed from shelves after they were found to release trace amounts of lead and formaldehyde at levels higher than the EU regulation permitted levels.

Primark said it could present a risk if ingested and warned parents not to let their children eat from the plate.

The kids plate has been on sale since January 13 this year and the issue was highlighted by a French regulator.



Primark has been forced to recall a Disney themed item

According to the NHS, lead can cause abdominal pain and constipation, while children can experience developmental delays and learning difficulties. Formaldehyde can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness and hormone issues.

A Primark spokesman said: “We take the safety of our customers and the quality of our products very seriously, which is why we have removed this product from sale in all our stores and are conducting a recall.”

Customers should return it to a store – with or without a receipt – for a full refund. If you can’t make it to a store in person, you fill in an online customer service’s form on the Primark website.



The wooden plates have been removed after they were found to release trace amounts of lead and formaldehyde

They added that an investigation is underway to identify the cause of the issue and to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Recently a Primark worker shared store secrets on discount tips and tricks to save money.

Caitlin Sinnett took to TikTok to share what she has learnt, so fashionistas and bargain-hunters can benefit from her insider knowledge.



Recently a TikTok user shared tips to get the best out of your shopping experience

Speaking on her TikTok video that has been viewed over 179,000 times, Caitlin said: “We probably won’t have your size in stock or the item in stock because we hold little to no stock in the shop. We only order the stock that we need.

“We don’t hold stock to send it back. Nothing more, nothing less – only what we need.

“Unless, of course, it’s like new styles or new items. But all of those will probably get put straight back out.”



Caitlin Sinnett shared inside knowledge, giving Primark fans a sneak peek into how the store works

Caitlin shared an exciting tip on how to get a bigger discount on clothes. She said: “If you want to buy an item but find that it’s damaged, then you can take it to the till.”

A slightly damaged item could be a garment that has a button missing, which you could easily mend at home.

Caitlin said: “Say it to the person that’s serving you, and they will get their supervisor or manager over who will take money off it. You get it at a discounted price.”

She added: “’If you do want to keep that item, you can take it back and you can get your money back from Primark. You can buy it back at a reduced price from them, like say, it was a button missing.”

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