July 7, 2009
Release # 09-263

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 804-0806

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: Women's Sample Shoes

Units: About 3,200 pairs

Importer: Charles David, of Culver City, Calif.

Hazard: The heel of the recalled shoes can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a heel detaching, resulting in minor bruising.

Description: The recall involves various colors and styles of Charles by Charles David brand (item #SAMPCHSHOE) and Charles David of California brand (item #SAMPCDSHOE) women's sample shoes. The shoes were sold in women's sizes 7 and 9. The item number can be located on the original receipt.

Sold at: Nordstrom stores in California and Nordstrom Rack stores nationwide from April 2009 through June 2009 for between $22 and $80.

Manufactured in: China, Spain, and Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled shoes immediately and return them to any Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail Nordstrom at, or visit Consumers can also contact Charles David collect at (310) 348-2075 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or e-mail

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