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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 www.target.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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