Product Recall: Carcinogens on Children’s Clothes from Myer, Just Jeans and Target

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is advising the public to return recalled products for a full refund on clothes affected by carcinogen known as Azo dyes.

The commission had already recalled 121,000 items but still want to inform public of returning their bought goods from the following retails:

  • Myer Pty Ltd – Milkshake Classic Jeans
  • Myer Pty Ltd – Wayne Junior Acid Wash Jeans
  • Target Australia Pty Ltd – Kid’s and Ladies Denim Jeans
  • Just Jeans Pty Ltd – Junior Girls Jeans, Junior Boys Pants and Shorts
  • Just Jeans Pty Ltd – Just Jeans Junior Girls Skinny Jeans & Junior Boys Denim Shorts
  • Rivers Australia – Doghouse style children’s dark-denim jeans & Doghouse style children’s black jeans
  • Pillow Talk Pty Ltd – Pillow Talk 50/50 Poly/Cotton 225 Thread Count Plain Dye Range – Red Only
  • Trade Secret – Firetrap Blackseal Super Skinny Girls Jeans

ACCC found azo dyes – synthetic dyes used for colouring a variety of consumer goods such as foods, cosmetics, carpets, clothes, leather and textiles – of carcinogen components.


“A small proportion of azo dyes can contain, or can break down to form, a class of chemical substances referred to as ‘aromatic amines’. While consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes is likely to be very low, the associated cancer risks give cause for concern. As a result, exposure to certain azo dyes, including benzidine-based dyes, should be minimised or eliminated,” ACCC wrote in its official statement.

Read the full press release on the ACCC website or for individual recall notices click here