Children’s socks featured characters from Frozen were recalled today over fears that they contain chemicals that they cause cancer.
A sock featuring Princess Anna of Arendelle from the 2013 hit Disney fantasy film may contain a chemical that can become carcinogenic.
The blue sock has been sold by Finnish-owned fashion chain Lindex in a three-pack with others featuring Queen Elsa and Olaf the Snowman.
A sock featuring Princess Anna of Arendelle (circled) from the 2013 hit Disney fantasy film Frozen may contain a chemical that can become carcinogenic, retailer Lindex has revealed
The recall was sparked after the discovery in one product delivery of the banned chemical which breaks down into substances suspected to be carcinogenic.
Anybody who has bought the socks has been urged to return them to their nearest Lindex store for a refund. Carcinogens are substances involved in causing cancer.
Social media users were outraged by the news, with Lisa Nother writing on Facebook: ‘OMG, this is not good enough. It’s kids’ socks FFS.’
Samantha Suki Lowe said: ‘Seriously, how is this even allowed? Consumers are being sold poisonous clothing, then told at a later date after sales to return.’
Social media users on Facebook were outraged by the news, saying it was ‘not good enough’
Frozen tells the tale of a fearless princess, her estranged sister and a kingdom trapped in winter. Pictured: Princess Elsa (left) and Anna (right) in the 2013 Disney film
A Lindex spokesman said: ‘Our customers’ safety and the quality of our products are top priorities for us at Lindex and we have a major focus on this in the creation of our fashion. We regret that these socks incorrectly have passed our security controls.’
The recall affects the socks with article number 833 7410285 5170 1611. Concerned customers should email email@example.com or phone 020 3005 0009.
Lindex has two stores in Britain – located at the Westfield shopping centres in Stratford, East London, and Shepherd’s Bush, West London.
The company, owned by the Stockmann Group, has about 5,000 employees and 480 stores across Europe and the Middle East.
Frozen was inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen and tells the tale of a fearless princess, her estranged sister and a kingdom trapped in winter.