Name of Product: Children's shoes
Hazard: The rivets on the shoes have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from children and contact Skidders Footwear to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Skidders Footwear toll-free at 866-636-1221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.skidders.com and click on "Safety Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 5,500
Description: This recall involves Skidders Footwear children's canvas tennis shoes sold in three sizes: 12M, 18M and 24M. The shoes have white rubber bottoms and come in three different colors: navy blue fabric with orange rivets and laces, gray fabric with green rivets and laces, and denim colored fabric with pink rivets and laces.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the rivets scratching the feet of the wearer. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores located in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin, from August 2016 through October 2016 for about $10.
Importer/Distributor: Skidders Footwear Inc., of New York
Manufactured in: China
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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