Primark issues urgent recall of popular Disney product over fears it could harm kids | The Sun

PARENTS have been warned not to feed their children from a Disney-themed plate from Primark that contains lead and formaldehyde.

The Winnie the Pooh plate has been removed from shelves and the retailer is recalling the item.

It has been 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.

According to the NHS, lead can cause abominable pain and constipation, while children can experience developmental delays and learning difficulties.

Formaldehyde can cause nausea, headaches, dizziness and hormone issues.


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Customers should return it to a store – with or without a receipt – for a full refund.

You can find your nearest Primark using this store locator tool.

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

Shoppers have also spotted notices popping up in stores, telling shoppers about the recall.

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."

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

Earlier this week, Aldi recalled its portable hammocks due to "risk of injury" to customers.

The discount supermarket released a statement advising customers who bought a particular outdoor hammock to return the Specialbuy item to store immediately.

If you're not sure whether this concerns your purchase, there should be a product code on the receipt – 816216.

If you can't find the receipt, we'd advise taking it into your nearest store where a member of staff will clarify.

In July, shoppers were urged to return packs of Encore's Beef Selection dog food over fears the product contained metal.

The Food Standards Agency urged customers who brought the product not to feed it to dogs.

The Fansteck Bubble Machine – a portable bubble maker that was listed for sale on websites including Amazon – was also recalled.

A government safety report said that the machine presented a “high risk” of electric shock. 

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This is because it is inadequately earthed and the terminal connections are loose, which could allow the product to become live.

Electrical Safety First said if you believe you have an affected product, you should stop using it immediately and contact the retailer for further advice.

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