Primark’s popular Disney item urgently recalled due to poison traces

A smiling Winnie-the-Pooh plate has been recalled from Primark shelves after being found to contain traces of poison.

Primark’s Winnie-the-Pooh item recalled due to poison traces
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Primark’s Winnie-the-Pooh item recalled due to poison traces

If you’ve been to Primarkbetween 13 January and now, you might have stumbled upon the smiling face of Winnie-the-Pooh on a bamboo plate – but don’t be fooled by its cuteness. It is actually poisonous, according to recent findings.

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Traces of lead and formaldehyde bamboozle customers

The Sunreported yesterday that Winnie-the-Pooh’s cheeky grin contains levels of lead and formaldehyde that are over the permitted amount set by the EU regulatory rules.

When ingested, lead can induce digestive system issues, and – more seriously – difficulties in children’s learning and development.

Likewise, formaldehyde is no child’s play. It can cause hormonal imbalances along with headaches, dizziness, and nausea.

It is fair to say that people are – quite literally – bamboozled by the presence of these toxic chemicals in the kid’s dining ware. Nobody expected the Disney product to be so damaging.

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What to do if you’ve purchased the plate

Primark has recalled Winnie, saying that they take customer safety ‘very seriously’ and are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of contamination.

If you have purchased this product, you should return it to any Primark store for a full refund as soon as possible. They will take it from you with or without a receipt. An enquiry form is available for those who cannot visit the shop in person.

Of course, discarding the iconic bear is the last thing Disney fans want to do, but this children’s item is not something to play around with. Instead, consider enhancing your wardrobe or home décor with some of this other Winnie-the-Pooh merchandise.

Let’s hope no more Disney characters are harmed in the making of future kitchenware, because, in the words of Winnie-the-Pooh himself:

What could be more important than a little something to eat?

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