PA DOH: Recall of Primark Bamboo Plates

The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a health advisory on March 6, 2023. Below is a summary:

  • Primark bamboo plates have been recalled because of elevated levels of lead and formaldehyde. Lead and formaldehyde are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
  • The plates were sold in the shape of a bunny, a bear, Winnie the Pooh character and a rainbow. The following numbers 6041901, 7981401, 8096001 and 8096002 are printed on the product packaging and were sold at US stores located in the northeast region, including Willow grove, Philadelphia, and King of Prussia, from October 2021 through August 2022.
  • Consumers should immediately take the recalled plates away from children, stop using them and return them to a Primark store for a full refund or consumers can contact Primark for instructions on how to properly dispose of the product to also receive a full refund.
  • More information about this recall including specific items being recalled is available on the CPSC’s website and Recall Notice – Bamboo Plates – Primark
  • Consider testing children for lead exposure from these and other sources.
  • For more information on childhood lead exposure in Pennsylvania, visit Lead (, or contact DOH at 1-877-PA-HEALTH if you have any questions.

Click here for the entire health advisory. (PDF)

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