Note: The recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 654-0697
Payless ShoeSource Recalls Children's Clog Shoes 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: Children's Airwalk® Compel Shoes
Units: About 690,000
Manufacturer: Payless ShoeSource, Inc., of Topeka, Kan.
Hazard: Plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Payless has received one report of a child who began to choke on a detached rivet. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Airwalk® Compel clog shoes sold in prewalk sizes 3 through toddler size 10. The flexible shoes have air ventilation holes on the top and side and plastic rivets with the Airwalk® logo attached to the strap. Airwalk® and the shoe size are printed on the sole of the shoe. No other sizes, styles or models are included in this recall.
Sold at: Payless ShoeSource and Pamida stores nationwide and Payless.com from August 2006 through early April 2007 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the shoes away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Payless at (800) 654-0697 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.payless.com
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