Meijer Recalls Infant Shoes Due to Choking Hazard

The shoe lace toggles can detach.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2010
Release #11-023
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 927-8699
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Meijer Recalls Infant Shoes 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: Falls Creek infant boy shoes

Units: About 2,300

Importer: Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The shoe lace toggles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Meijer Falls Creek infant boy casual shoes with bungee laces and toggles. The brown leather shoes were sold in infant sizes 5 to 10 and have “Falls Creek” imprinted on the bottom of the shoe.

Sold at: Meijer stores nationwide from July 2010 through September 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes from children. Consumers can remove and discard the toggles to eliminate the hazard or return the product to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.meijer.com

Picture of Recalled Infant