|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
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 Shoes
Units: About 200,000 pairs
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Manufacturer: Joyfair Footwear, of Taipei, Taiwan
Hazard: Heels on the shoes can easily detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves women's sling-back, pointed-toe shoes sold under the George brand. The shoes were sold in three colors, black, grey and purple, and in sizes 5 ? to 11.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and return them to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wal-Mart Stores at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com for more information..