|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 18, 2005
Release # 05-115
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 821-8684 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Target Corp. Announce Recall of Women’s Boots
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Merona Women’s Sidezip “ENA” Style Boots
Units: About 135,000
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The heel on the boot can detach from the sole while in use,
causing the consumer to fall.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received 19 complaints of the heels
breaking off, including one report of a sprained ankle.
Description: The Merona Women’s sidezip boot comes in black or brown with
a three-inch heel in sizes 5 1/2 through 11. The style numbers included
in this recall are 096-10-1180 through 1190 for the black boots and 096-
10-1200 through 1210 for the brown boots. These numbers appear on the
interior zipper liner along with the words, “All Man Made Materials,”
“Made in China,” “Merona” and “ENA”.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide and through Target’s Web site from
July 2004 through January 2005 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the boots immediately and return
them to the nearest Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Target at (800) 821-8684 between 8 a.m. and 7
p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, or
visit Target’s Web site at www.target.com
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