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Wonderbra recall as straps bust
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A manufacturing fault is blamed for the Clearly Daring bra recall
A new brand of Wonderbra designed for plunging necklines has been recalled after some were found to snap without warning, the manufacturer has said.

Playtex said women had complained a strap connecting the two cups of the Deep Plunge Clearly Daring bra broke while it was being worn.

The company blamed tearing in fabric connecting the bra's cups, and said "less than a handful" of those sold had been affected.

Playtex said it expected the product to be back on shelves in January.

The Clearly Daring product was launched last month.

Playtex said the fault had only appeared in a small number of bras distributed in an early batch and could have been caused by "a number of factors" beyond Wonderbra's control.

It added that all bras in that line were being recalled as a precaution.

The Deep Plunge Beyond Belief, another bra designed to be worn under revealing dresses, is not affected by the problem.

A Playtex statement said: "While these reported cases are less than a handful, Wonderbra has taken the decision to recall the first batch as a precautionary measure.

"While these incidents are isolated and could be attributed to a number of factors beyond Wonderbra's control, the brand feels this is the best course of action to ensure customers continue to receive high quality bras."

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