“CARS” Children’s Shoes Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2009
Release # 09-190

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 869-1044
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

 

This recall has been expanded.

“CARS” Children’s Shoes Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. Due to Choking Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: CARS Fleece Clog Children’s Shoes

Units: About 73,000 distributed in the United States and 18,000 distributed in Canada

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Distributor: Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: The shoe has four decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Buster Brown & Co. “CARS” fleece clog children’s shoes. The shoe is a red plastic molded clog with fleece lining and is designed to resemble a car. They 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 “95”. “Buster Brown & Co.” and “Disney” are printed on a tag sewn inside the shoe.

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).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Buster Brown & Co. toll-free at (888) 869-1044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, visit the website at www.busterbrownshoes.com, or send an email to Busterandtige@brownshoe.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release can be seen at http://209.217.71.106/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=722

 

Picture of Recalled CARS Fleece Clog,Toddler Sizes 7-11

Picture of Recalled CARS Fleece Clog, Infant Sizes 4-6