Payless ShoeSource is recalling almost 700,000 children's clog shoes due to a choking hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Payless, today announced a voluntary recall The Children’s Airwalk® Compel Shoes have plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Payless has received one report of a child who began to choke on a detached rivet. No injuries have been reported. 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. The shoes were sold Payless ShoeSource and Pamida stores nationwide and Payless.com from August 2006 through early April 2007 for about $13.
Consumers should take the shoes away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or exchange. For additional information, call Payless at 800-654-0697 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Consumers also can visit http://www.payless.com/