FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2004
Release # 04-200
Firm's Hotline: (800) 344-6453
NIKE Media Contact:(503) 671-4732

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Nike™ Get-Go and Little Get-Go Children's Athletic Shoes

Units: About 9,000

Manufacturer: Nike USA, Inc., of Beaverton, Ore.

Hazard: The 1.5-inch to 1.75-inch rubber tab at the top of the heel can detach from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Nike has received three reports of heel tabs separating from shoes. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The "GET-GO" and "LITTLE GET-GO" children's athletic shoes come in various color combinations and were sold in toddler and pre-school sizes 2C through 3Y. The Nike Swoosh symbol is on the outside and sole of the shoe. All shoes close with a strap. The style name "GET-GO" or "LITTLE GET-GO" is written on the shoe box. The recalled shoes have one of the following six-digit numbers on a label inside the shoe just above the UPC code: 308638, 308639, 308642 and 308647. Only these style numbers are included in this recall.

Sold at: Nike stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores and children's stores nationwide from June 2004 through August 2004 for between $35 and $45.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from young children and contact Nike to receive a refund voucher.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Nike at (800) 344-6453 anytime or visit the Nike Web site at www.nikebiz.com

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