The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Gymboree Corp. Announce Recall of Baby Sandals for Choking Hazard

The CPSC, in cooperation with the The Gymboree Corporation of San Francisco, California, has announced the recall of about 5,600 Caroline Flower Baby Sandals manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

A plastic flower attached to the sandals can pull or snap off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Gymboree has received four reports of the plastic flower coming off of the sandals. One child reportedly pulled the flower off of the sandal, placed it in her mouth and started to choke, and another child was reported to have bitten a flower off of the sandal.

This recall includes the Caroline Flower Baby Sandal with SKU number 140002069 sold in sizes 1 to 8. The SKU number is printed on the price tag above the bar code. The sandal has a white upper sole and a cork covered outer sole.

A white decorative plastic flower is attached to the top of the front strap. The front and back strap have adjustable touch fasteners. The name “Gymboree” is printed in aqua on the sole of the sandal.
The sandals were sold at Gymboree stores and Web site nationwide from May 2005 through July 2005 for between $22 and $28.

Consumers should immediately stop using the sandals and return them to a Gymboree store for a refund. The sandals can also be retuned via mail.

For additional information and return instructions, contact Gymboree toll-free at (877) 449-6932 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Saturdays.

Customers can also visit the firm’s Web site at

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