|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 22, 2001
Release # 01-090
NIKE Recall Hotline: (800) 344-6453 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
NIKE Contact: Vada Manager, (503) 671-2875
CPSC, NIKE USA Inc. Announce Recall of Jordan Trunner Cross-Training Shoes
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), NIKE USA Inc., Beaverton, Ore., is voluntarily
recalling about 225,000 pairs of its Jordan Trunner LX and Jordan
Trunner 2000 cross-training shoes. The shoes have a thin metal strip on
the outside of the heel that can protrude from the shoe and form a sharp
edge that can cut consumers.
NIKE has received 16 reports of consumers receiving cuts to the lower
legs from the metal strip on these shoes, including several reports of
persons requiring stitches.
The NIKE Jordan Trunner LX and Jordan Trunner 2000 Mid shoes being
recalled have a strip of metal about 4-inches long at the upper part of
the back of the shoe, which is encased in plastic. These shoes are size
six and higher, and have model numbers 136040 (the Jordan Trunner LX)
and model number 136050 (the Jordan Trunner 2000 Mid). On the Trunner
LX, the model number is located on a label on the inside tongue of the
shoe, above the UPC code. On the Trunner 2000 Mid, the model number is
located above the UPC code on a label inside the heel of the shoe. The
Trunner LX is available in various color combinations. The Trunner LX
has a Velcro strip instead of laces, and has the word "JORDAN" on a
cloth strip just below the Velcro strap and also on the bottom of the
shoe. The Trunner 2000 Mid comes in two color combinations: white and
black with metallic silver trim, and black and gray with fluorescent
yellow trim. The name "JORDAN" appears in block letters near the
shoelaces and on the bottom of the shoe, and "TRUNNER" appears on the
back heel of the shoe over the metal strip.
Major athletic shoe stores and department stores nationwide sold these
shoes from May 2000 to February 2001 for between $100 and $125.
Consumers should stop using these cross-training shoes and immediately
return them to the store where purchased to receive a substitute product
or a store credit. For more information, consumers should call NIKE at
(800) 344-6453 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or
access the Nike website at www.nikebiz.com.
Trunner 2000 Mid