|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2009
Release # 09-190
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 869-1044
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
“CARS” Children’s Shoes Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart Recalled by Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: CARS Fleece Clog Children’s Shoes
Units: About 73,000 distributed in the United States and 18,000 distributed in Canada
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Distributor: Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: The shoe has four decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Buster Brown & Co. “CARS” fleece clog children’s shoes. The shoe is a red plastic molded clog with fleece lining and is designed to resemble a car. They were sold in infant sizes 4 to 6 and toddler sizes 7 to 11. The infant-size shoes have a strap in the back. Each side of the shoe has two red and black decorative wheels and the number “95”. “Buster Brown & Co.” and “Disney” are printed on a tag sewn inside the shoe.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores in the United States and Canada from September 2008 through March 2009 for between $6 and $10 (U.S.) and for about $13 (CAN).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart store 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 website at www.busterbrownshoes.com, or send an email to Busterandtige@brownshoe.com
Note: Health Canada’s press release can be seen at http://220.127.116.11/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=722
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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