|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 654-0697
Manufacturer: Payless ShoeSource, Inc., of Topeka, Kan.
Hazard: Plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the following character-themed clog styles: Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, Hello Kitty, Coasters® Lighted Car Compel, and Cambridge Mary-Jane. The shoes were sold in toddler sizes 5 through 10. The flexible shoes have air ventilation holes on the top and/or side, and plastic rivets attached to the strap. Shoe sizes are printed on the sole of the shoe. No other sizes, styles or models are included in the recall.
Sold at: Payless ShoeSource stores nationwide and Payless.com from January 2006 through June 2007 for between $15 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the shoes away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Payless at (800) 654-0697 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.payless.com