|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2009
Release # 09-344
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 425-2757
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Clarks® Children’s Shoes Recalled by C & J Clark America Due to Choking 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: Children’s Shoes
Units: About 2,000
Distributor: C & J Clark America Inc., d/b/a the Clarks Companies N.A., of Newton, Mass.
Hazard: Molded rubber pieces on the sole of the recalled shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported in the United States. In the United Kingdom there have been six reports of the rubber pieces detaching, including two reports of children mouthing the rubber piece. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Clarks® children’s shoes sold under the “crawlers” and “hazy daze” style names. The crawlers were sold in infant sizes 2 to 3 1/2; and the hazy daze in sizes 4 to 6 1/2. “Clarks” is printed on the sole underneath the heel and the words “Clarks First Shoes” is printed on a multi-colored label inside the shoe’s heel area. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall.
||Little Kyle Blue Crawler
||Blue with red and black trim
||Little Kyle Tan Crawler
||Tan with blue and brown trim
||India Sparkle White Crawler
||White with light green trim and pink stitching
||Kirstin Baby Pink Crawler
||Light pink with darker pink trim
||Hazy Daze White Sandal
||White leather with cream and tan trim
Sold at: Clarks® retail stores nationwide from February 2009 through July 2009 for between $35 and $40.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the shoes away from children and return them to the nearest Clarks® store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact C & J Clark America at (800) 425-2757 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.clarkskidsusa.com
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