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AB Food' Primark Recalls Men's Flip-Flops Over Chemical Levels

LONDON (Alliance News) - Discount fashion chain Primark, owned by Associated British Foods PLC, ...

Alliance News 17 July, 2017 | 6:14PM
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LONDON (Alliance News) - Discount fashion chain Primark, owned by Associated British Foods PLC, said Monday it is recalling a range of men's flip-flops for having higher than accepted levels of a chemical substance.

Primark said the flip-flops did not meet its chemical compliance standards, having levels of a "restricted substance" in excess of 1.0 milligrams per kilogram.

A spokesman for the chain confirmed to the BBC that the chemical in question was chrysrene, a common dye for dark colours, but said the levels of the substance would pose a minimal health risk.

Primark said the products were on sale from January 4 to June 2, and it will offer a full refund without proof of purchase.

Shares in Associated British Foods closed up 0.2% at 2,859.14 pence Monday.

By Adam Clark; adamclark@alliancenews.com

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Associated British Foods PLC 3,064.00 GBX -1.07
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