Stride Rite Recalls Girl's Sandals Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product:  "Joanna" Girl's Sandal

Hazard: The metal flower on the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy:  Refund

Consumer Contact:  Stride Rite at (800) 365-4933, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.striderite.com and click on Product Safety Information under Customer Service for more information or e-mail JoannaReturns@striderite.com.

Recall Details

Units: About 7,500

Description: The "Joanna" girl's sandals have an ankle strap, three bands and a flower on top. They were sold in white with a silver-colored metal flower and brown with a copper-colored metal flower in girl's sizes 8.5 through 10.  The name "Joanna," the style number CG40723 (white shoe) or CG40725 (brown shoe) and the size are printed on the underside of the front shoe strap.  "StrideRite" appears on the bottom of the shoe.   

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the flowers detaching and eleven reports of flowers loosening.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from children and contact Stride Rite to receive a prepaid envelope for the return of the shoes.  Upon return, customers will receive a voucher for the purchase price redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com.

Sold at: Stride Rite stores and other department stores nationwide and online at striderite.com and various online retailers from December 2011 through May 2013 for between $30 and $42

Manufacturer: Stride Rite Children's Group LLC, of Lexington, Mass.

Manufactured in: China

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Stride-Rite-Recalls-Girls-Sandals/

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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