Next recalls T-shirts after harmful substances found

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T shirt could cause skin irritation

Clothing giant Next is recalling two batches of children’s T-shirts after they were found to contain harmful substances.

Parents who have bought either of the two items, part of the retailer’s Young Boys collection, are being asked to return the clothes immediately.

Local media* reports that the Enderby-based company has issued a safety announcement informing shoppers that the printed T-shirts contain a quantity of a “restricted substance” which exceeds an “acceptable level”.

The safety announcement, issued on April 3, indicated that it could cause skin irritation in young children.

The clothes are aimed at boys aged between three months and six years.

A Next spokesman said:

“We test all products to ensure compliance to strict safety requirements. “In this case, our initial tests showed the product complied. However, subsequent random testing has shown that some of the stock did not meet our strict safety requirements and we now have to take this up with the manufacturers concerned. “While further testing is going on, we felt the best action for our customers was to remove the product from the shelves as a precaution.”

Next would not say how many products were being recalled.

Business leaders said the issue would cost the company, but consumer safety had to come first.

If you have any questions about the recall, ring Next customer services on 0844 8448911.


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