Madewell Recalls Women's Sandals Due to Fall Hazard

Aug 20, 2015, 10:10 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Madewell-Recalls-Womens-Sandals

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Sandals

Hazard: The metal shank can dislodge and break through bottom of the outsole, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:  Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes and contact Madewell to return them for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Madewell Inc. toll free at (866) 544-1937 anytime, email 24-7@madewell.com or online at www.madewell.com  and click on Important Notice for more information.   

Recall Details

Units: About 50,600 (in addition about 300 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves all Madewell Sightseer sandals from the spring 2015 collection. Sandals with the following 10 style numbers and names in all sizes are being recalled:

  • C0275 Sightseer Knotted Slide Sandal
  • C0276 Sightseer T-Strap Thong Sandal in Black Leather
  • C0277 Sightseer T-Strap Thong Sandal in Metallic Colorblock
  • C0278 Sightseer Buckle Gladiator Sandal
  • C0279 Sightseer Slide Sandal
  • C1105 Sightseer Crisscross Sandal
  • C5893 Sightseer T-Strap Toe-Loop Sandal
  • C5895 Sightseer Ankle-Wrap Sandal in Shiny Silver
  • C5897 Sightseer Lace-Up Sandal
  • C6090 Sightseer Ankle-Wrap Sandal in Metallic Sand

The style number is located on a sticker on the outsole.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of metal shanks dislodging and breaking through the bottom of the outsole. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Madewell stores, online at madewell.com, online at shopbop.com from February 2015 to July 2015 for between $60 and $80.

Importer/Distributor: Madewell Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in: Brazil

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54712r-eng.php

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