|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
November 28, 2001
Release # 02-050
Stride Rite Hotline: (800) 650-7708 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066
CPSC, Stride Rite Children's Group Inc. Announce Recall of Girl's Shoes
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission, (CPSC), Stride Rite Children's Group Inc., of Lexington,
Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 109,000 pairs of Munchkin T-Strap
girls' shoes. The buckle on these shoes can break, posing a choking
hazard for young children.
Stride Rite Children's Group has received four reports of the buckle
breaking, and one report of a child putting a broken piece of the buckle
in her mouth and starting to choke.
The Munchkin T-Strap girls' shoes were sold in children's sizes 4
through 12. They have a strap that is fastened by a metal buckle on the
side of the shoe. The word "MUNCHKIN" is molded into the bottom of the
shoe. The shoes have the following style numbers written inside the shoe
below the words "Made in China."
3182011 (Brown Suede)
3182029 (Black Leather)
3182037 (Red Leather)
3182045 (Navy Leather)
3182052 (White Leather)
3182094 (Black Patent)
Shoe, department and Stride Rite Outlet stores nationwide sold these
shoes from January 2001 through September 2001 for about $25.
Consumers should take the shoes away from their children immediately and
return the shoes to the store where purchased for a refund or
replacement shoes. For more information, call Stride Rite at (800) 650-
7708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the
company's web site at www.strideritecorp.com.
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