Popular discount chain Primark has been forced to recall one of its new Winnie the Pooh offerings due to it posing a serious risk to public health.
Their new bamboo Winnie the Pooh plate depicting the face of Disney’s version of the famous character has been found to contain trace levels of lead and formaldehyde, higher than the standard levels permitted. Food placed on the plate could become contaminated with the two substances posing a serious hazard if ingested.
In a public statement, Primark confirmed that the item is being recalled, and customers who have already purchased the plate are encouraged to return it to any Primark store for a full refund. As long as you have the plate, you will not need to provide a receipt or proof of purchase.
In some lighter Winnie the Pooh news, Disney’s stage musical adaptation has been confirmed to make a voyage across the pond for its UK premiere!