|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 999-1877
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Sam & Libby Girl's Thong Sandals
Units: About 6,700 pairs
Distributors: Nine West Footwear Corp. of White Plains, N.Y.
Hazard: The sandals' metal tacks, which help to hold down the sides of the strap to the sole, can detach or be pulled out, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incident or injuries reported.
Description and Models: The recalled models are the Fish, Starfish and Angelfish. The model can be identified by the decoration attached to the sandals' straps; a fish, a starfish or an angelfish. The sandals' straps are bright pink (Starfish) or bright turquoise (Fish and Angelfish). The top of the sole looks like wood and the bottom is pink (Starfish) or turquoise (Fish and Angelfish). The top of the sole has a pink label with the words "Sam and Libby" written in silver. The sandals were sold in little girls' size 11 through girls' size 5.
Sold: Sandals were sold at Stride Rite, Brothers, Century 21, and Marshalls stores nationwide from March 2006 through April 2006 for about $12 to $20.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing these sandals immediately and return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nine West Footwear's Customer Relations Department at (800) 999-1877 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail the firm at recall@SamAndLibby.com, or visit the Jones Apparel Group Inc., Web site at www.jny.com
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