Contacted by Lusa, the company asks consumers who bought the dish to return it and says that “it has withdrawn the product from all its markets, including Portugal”. Primark came to the conclusion that the product in question has traces of lead and formaldehyde “above those permitted” in the European Union and “may present risks if ingested”.

The company is appealing to anyone who bought the dish to return it to a Primark store to receive a full refund. “Consumers will not have to show any proof that they purchased the product or a receipt to receive a refund,” the company said.