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Clarks recalls 8 styles of women’s shoes over toxic chemical

Eight styles of women’s shoes are being recalled globally by Clarks after assessments discovered toxins within the merchandise, the British retailer introduced Thursday.

“Some samples of these shoes identified excessive levels of the chemicals benzidine or dimethoxybenzidine that are found in azo dyes and are restricted in some jurisdictions,” Clarks mentioned in a information launch. “Prolonged and direct contact with the shoes’ upper material can expose the wearer to these chemicals, which are toxic and can cause adverse health effects.” 

A doubtlessly cancer-causing substance, benzidine is an artificial chemical that has not been offered within the U.S. because the mid-Seventies, according to the National Cancer Institute. The U.S. used massive quantities of the chemical up to now for makes use of reminiscent of making dyes for fabric, paper and leather-based. 

Safety recall of eight styles of Clarks women’s shoes as a consequence of chemical hazard.

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The recalled shoes embrace the Breeze type within the Americas and the Brinkley type elsewhere, in all navy or darkish navy-blue coloured and launched for the spring/summer season 2022 season, Clarks acknowledged. 

The following styles are affected: Brinkley Step in navy; Breeze Step in navy; Breeze Step in navy/white; Breeze Step in darkish navy; Breeze Ave in darkish navy; Brinkley Ave in darkish navy; Brinkley Shore in navy; and Breeze Shore in navy.

People can decide if their shoes have to be returned by checking the product’s article quantity, the primary eight digits of the 12-digit quantity below the scale and match info on a label contained in the footwear. 

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People who bought a pair of the recalled shoes can go to here for a step-by-step information to getting a refund. Those with questions are inspired to seek the advice of the company’s recall website or by emailing [email protected] U.S. prospects can name the company toll-free at (800) 480-5992 from 6 a.m. to six p.m. Eastern.

Based in Somerset, England, Clarks was based in 1825 and operates in additional than 100 markets world wide.

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