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December 2, 2004


Release # 05-519

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Mossimo Beaded Sandals

Units: 1.2 million

Importer: Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The sole of the sandal can become slippery, causing the consumer to fall and receive bodily injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 15 reports of incidents involving falls. There have been nine injuries reported including injuries to the back, head and wrist, and reports of broken bones and bruising.

Description: The Mossimo thong sandals have beads and shells sewn onto the straps. The sandals were sold in beige or brown suede in sizes ranging from 5 to 10, whole sizes only. "Mossimo" is engraved on the inner sole, and the size of the sandal is printed on a clear label affixed to the side.

Sold at: Target Stores nationwide from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $10.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return their sandals to their nearest Target store for a gift card from Target in the amount of a full refund of the purchase price plus applicable state taxes. Contact: For more information consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, or at the firm's web site at

Picture of Recalled Suede Sandal


Picture of Recalled Suede Sandal


Picture of Recalled Suede Sandal


Picture of Recalled Suede Sandal