|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 344-1213
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: Girls' Sandals
Units: About 11,000
Importer: Rack Room Shoes Inc., of Charlotte. N.C.
Hazard: The ornamental flowers on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a flower separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled girls' sandals are leather with attached leather flowers and were sold under the Kids Feet name. The sandals are white or white with pink soles. The sandals were sold in girls' sizes 5 through 12.
Sold at: Rack Room Shoes stores nationwide from February 2008 through June 2008 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled sandals away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rack Room Shoes at (866) 344-1213 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.rackroomshoes.com
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