Abercrombie and Fitch is investigating calls for its clothes to be taken off the shelves in Germany after tests revealed high levels of cancer-causing chemical Benzidine.

Germany's Plusminus magazine said a series of tests on a woman's A&F top made in India had "extremely high" levels of the substance, used in dyes, and said to cause bladder cancer.

A spokesperson for the retailer told just-style: "The health and safety of our customers and associates is of the utmost importance to us. We have well established, robust testing protocols for fabric dyes. We are currently investigating the garment in question, and we will take any steps necessary based on the results of our investigation."