|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 282-6060
Children's Jeweled Sandals Sold by Nordstrom Recalled Due to Choking Hazard
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: Calypso Sandals
Units: About 1,800
Importer: Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The jewel decorations on the shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Nordstrom brand sandals sold in toddler and little girl's sizes. The Calypso-style shoes are tan and white with gold straps that have three jeweled flowers on the top. "Nordstrom" and a flower pattern are embossed on the upper sole of the shoes. Toddler sizes were sold with an ankle strap.
Sold at: Nordstrom stores nationwide and on Nordstrom.com during February 2007 for about $27.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled sandals to any Nordstrom store or Nordstrom.com for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Nordstrom at (888) 282-6060 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nordstrom.com
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