A retailer is urgently recalling a pair of children’s shoes over fears the lining of the shoes contain a substance that could cause cancer.
In a statement, the Commission said the defective product’s lining ‘contains a quantity of benzidine which could have carcinogenic properties if in prolonged contact with the skin.
‘Expert authorities classify benzidine as a carcinogen and recommend that exposure be limited.’
Customers are advised to stop using the shoes immediately.
In a product recall notice on the Next website in June, the retailer said the shoes were being recalled due to a ‘potential problem with the lining.’
It mentions a ‘restricted substance,’ but does not clarify what it is.
‘Unfortunately, it’s come to light that there’s a potential problem with the lining of the above style which contains a quantity of restricted substance which exceeds Next’s specification,’ the notice said.
‘As the shoes don’t meet our strict, technical specifications, we’ve taken the decision of recalling them, and are requesting that you return them to us for a full refund.
‘We’re very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience caused, but we hope you’ll understand that customer safety is our highest priority.’
The ACCC advises Consumers should stop using the product immediately, and contact Ezibuy on 1800 148 148 to arrange return packaging and a full refund.
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