Naturalizer Recalls Women’s Dress Shoes Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2011
Release #12-061
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 443-2019
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Naturalizer Recalls Women’s Dress Shoes Due to Fall 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: Naturalizer “Dare” Women’s Dress Shoes

Units: About 6,100 pairs in the United States and 700 pairs in Canada

Distributor: Brown Shoe Company, Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.

Retailer: Naturalizer, of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The heels of the shoes can lean to either side, posing a fall hazard when worn by consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a consumer in Canada who received a minor leg injury when she fell while wearing the shoes.

Description: This recall involves women’s faux patent leather dress shoes with the style name “Dare.” They have a three-inch heel, open toes and a decorative faux patent leather bow across the front. The shoes were sold in sizes 5M to 10M, 11M, 7W to 9W and in gray, nude, scarlet and black colors. “Naturalizer” is printed inside and on the bottom of the shoe. The following stock numbers are printed inside the shoes below the size number: A3279S1020 Dare (gray), A3279S1250 Dare (nude), A3279S1600 Dare (scarlet) and A3279S2001 Dare (black).

Sold exclusively by: Naturalizer stores nationwide from July 2011 through November 2011 for between $25 and $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and return them to any Naturalizer store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 443-2019 anytime, visit the firm’s website at www.naturalizer.com, or email the firm at NaturalizerDare@BrownShoe.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1483

Picture of recalled Naturalizer “Dare” Women’s Dress Shoes

                                           Naturalizer “Dare” Women’s Dress Shoes

Picture of recalled Naturalizer “Dare” Women’s Dress Shoes

                                                    Naturalizer “Dare” Women’s Dress Shoe