|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2009
Release # 09-281
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 869-1044
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Buster Brown Clog Children’s Shoes Recalled by Brown Shoe Co. and Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Buster Brown & Co.’s Clog Children’s Shoes
Units: About 1.4 million (73,000 pair of shoes were previously recalled in April 2009)
Distributor: Brown Shoe Co. Inc., of St. Louis, Mo. and its affiliate Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong.
Hazard: The shoe has decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The companies have received two reports of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Buster Brown & Co. clog children’s shoes with model or retail numbers listed below. These shoes are a plastic molded EVA “water” clog and are designed to resemble a car. The shoes are red, brown, blue, yellow, and pink and most shoes bear the words “CARS,” “Transformers Animated,” or “Barbie.” “Buster Brown & Co.™” is printed on the shoe inside at the heel, on a sewn-in tag inside the fleece-lined shoe, and on the original hang tag. The model or retail number can also be found on these tags. The shoes were sold in children sizes 5 to 13 and youth sizes 1-3.
Sold at: Major retailers nationwide, including Bealls’, Famous Footwear, J.C. Penney, Meijer, Rack Room, Sears, Shoe Show, Target, and Wal-Mart from August 2007 through June 2009 for $10 to $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Buster Brown & Co. toll-free at (888) 869-1044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, visit the firm’s website at www.busterbrownshoes.com, or send an email to Busterandtige@brownshoe.com
|CARS Clog - 83893
AMAZON.COM 117B81; BEALLS' 3893-60; J.C. PENNEY 010-4231; MEIJER 830873, 830870; NOVUS 792794; PAYLESS SHOESOURCE 59920; RACK ROOM SHOES 422053; SEARS 89065, 49041; SHOE SHOW 442041, 346304; TARGET 93065072-80, 093060312-313, 093021564-1572; TARGET.COM 93065072-80, 093060312-313, 093021564-1572; VALUE CITY 3249364; WAL-MART STORES 9295815, 9295824, 2571648, 2571613, 2571627, 2571606, 2571620, 2571634, 2571641, 2571588, 2571599, 2571574, 2571581.
|CARS Clog - 84972
K-MART, 84972; PAYLESS SHOESOURCE, 59920, 60397, 61117.
|CARS Mater Clog - 84949
AMAZON.COM, 708B21; RACK ROOM SHOES, 422061; SHOE SHOW, 344297, 346493; VALUE CITY, 3249406.
|CARS Mater Fleece Clog - 93728
WAL-MART STORES, 9812368, 2594651.
|Transformers Animated Fleece Clog - 95420
WAL-MART STORES, 9812089, 2594695, 2594658, 594665, 2594672, 2594679, 2594686.
|Transformers Animated Clog - 89749
HUMBERTO VIDAL 3428-258; PAYLESS SHOESOURCE, 65744, 66046; SHOE SHOW, 346593.
Barbie Clog - 84938
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