Tuesday, July 17, 2007

RECALL: Payless Shoes Expands Recall on Children's Clog Shoes Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Payless Shoe Source of Kansas, expanded its voluntary recall of 270,000 toddler clog shoes. (about 690,000 clogs were recalled on May 2, 2007). Plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. There have been no injuries or incidents have been reported. This recall involves the following character-themed clog styles: Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, Hello Kitty, Coasters® Lighted Car Compel, and Cambridge Mary-Jane. The shoes were sold in toddler sizes 5 through 10. The flexible shoes have air ventilation holes on the top and/or side, and plastic rivets attached to the strap. Shoe sizes are printed on the sole of the shoe. No other sizes, styles or models are included in the recall. They were sold at Payless Shoe Source stores nationwide and Payless.com from January 2006 through June 2007 for between $15 and $20.
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 can also visit http://www.payless.com/

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