Two different types of shoes are being <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalled. Wal-Mart Womenâ€™s Shoes are being recalled due to fall hazard and â€œCARSâ€ Childrenâ€™s Shoes are being recalled for choking hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
Wal-Mart Womenâ€™s Black Sling-Back, Pointed-Toe Shoes
Importer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas is recalling about 200,000 pairs of Womenâ€™s Shoes that were manufactured in China by Joyfair Footwear, of Taipei, Taiwan. The heels on the shoes can easily detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
The recall involves womenâ€™s sling-back, pointed-toe shoes sold under the George brand. The shoes were sold in three colorsâ€”black, grey, and purpleâ€”and in sizes 5 Â½ to 11. The recalled Wal-Mart Womenâ€™s Shoes were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008 and retailed for about $13.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop wearing the recalled Wal-Mart Womenâ€™s Shoes and return them to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund. Wal-Mart Stores can be reached toll-free at (800) 925-6278 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s Website at www.walmartstores.com.
CARS Fleece Clog Childrenâ€™s Shoes
Pagoda International Footwear Limited has recalled about 73,000 â€œCARSâ€ Fleece Clog Childrenâ€™s Shoes distributed in the United States and about 18,000 distributed in Canada, all sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, due to choking hazard. The shoes were imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas, were manufactured in China, and were distributed by Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong.
The recalled CARS Fleece Clog Childrenâ€™s Shoes are a red, plastic-molded clog with fleece lining, are designed to resemble a car, and have four decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received one report of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. The recall involves the Buster Brown & Company â€œCARSâ€ Fleece Clog Childrenâ€™s Shoes.
The recalled CARS Fleece Clog Childrenâ€™s Shoes were sold in infant sizes 4 to 6 and toddler sizes 7 to 11. The infant-size shoes have a strap in the back. Each side of the shoe has two red and black decorative wheels and the number â€œ95â€; â€œBuster Brown & Co.â€ and â€œDisneyâ€ are printed on a tag sewn inside the shoe. The recalled shoes were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in the United States and Canada from September 2008 through March 2009 for between $6 and $10 (U.S.) and for about $13 (CAN).
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled shoes away from children and return them to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund. The CPSC is also advising that for additional information, consumers are to contact Buster Brown & Co. toll-free at (888) 869-1044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, by visiting the firmâ€™s Website at www.busterbrownshoes.com, or by sending an email to Busterandtige@brownshoe.com.