February 18, 2005
Release # 05-115
Firm's Phone Number: (800) 440-0680


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: Merona Women's Sidezip "ENA" Style Boots

Units: About 135,000

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The heel on the boot can detach from the sole while in use, causing the consumer to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 19 complaints of the heels breaking off, including one report of a sprained ankle.

Description: The Merona Women's sidezip boot comes in black or brown with a three-inch heel in sizes 5 1/2 through 11. The style numbers included in this recall are 096-10-1180 through 1190 for the black boots and 096- 10-1200 through 1210 for the brown boots. These numbers appear on the interior zipper liner along with the words, "All Man Made Materials," "Made in China," "Merona" and "ENA".

Sold at: Target stores nationwide and through Target's Web site from July 2004 through January 2005 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the boots immediately and return them to the nearest Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit Target's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Women's Boots

Picture of Recalled Women's Boots