Payless ShoeSource Recalls Girls’ Boots Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2007
Release #08-034

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 654-0697
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Payless ShoeSource Recalls Girls’ Boots Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Girls’ Boots

Units: About 90,000

Manufacturer: Payless ShoeSource Inc., of Topeka, KS

Hazard: The guitar-shaped zipper pulls on each boot can interlock while a child is walking, causing the child to trip and fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Payless has received five reports of the zipper pulls interlocking, including one report of a four-year-old girl who fell and skinned her knees.

Description: This recall involves black jeweled girls’ boots. The boots have a silhouette of a guitar on the outer leg and a guitar-shaped zipper pull on the inner leg. “Hannah Montana” is engraved on the boot outsole and a photo of the singer and show’s character is printed on the box. The boots were sold in girls’ sizes 10 ½ to 4 ½ . No other styles or models are involved in this recall.

Sold at: Payless ShoeSource stores nationwide and Payless.com from August 2007 through September 2007 for about $27.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these boots away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Payless at (800) 654-0697 between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. CT daily. Consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.payless.com

Picture of Recalled Boot