|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2001
Release # 02-050
|Stride Rite Hotline: (800) 650-7708
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Stride Rite Children's Group Inc., of Lexington, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 109,000 pairs of Munchkin T-Strap girls' shoes. The buckle on these shoes can break, posing a choking hazard for young children.
Stride Rite Children's Group has received four reports of the buckle breaking, and one report of a child putting a broken piece of the buckle in her mouth and starting to choke.
The Munchkin T-Strap girls' shoes were sold in children's sizes 4 through 12. They have a strap that is fastened by a metal buckle on the side of the shoe. The word "MUNCHKIN" is molded into the bottom of the shoe. The shoes have the following style numbers written inside the shoe below the words "Made in China."
3182011 (Brown Suede)
3182029 (Black Leather)
3182037 (Red Leather)
3182045 (Navy Leather)
3182052 (White Leather)
3182094 (Black Patent)
Shoe, department and Stride Rite Outlet stores nationwide sold these shoes from January 2001 through September 2001 for about $25.
Consumers should take the shoes away from their children immediately and return the shoes to the store where purchased for a refund or replacement shoes. For more information, call Stride Rite at (800) 650- 7708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the company's web site at www.strideritecorp.com
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