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'CARS' children's shoes recalled due to choking hazard
Apr '09
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: CARS Fleece Clog Children's Shoes

Units: About 73,000 distributed in the United States and 18,000 distributed in Canada

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc, of Bentonville, Ark.

Distributor: Pagoda International Footwear Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: The shoe has four decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Buster Brown & Co. "CARS" fleece clog children's shoes. The shoe is a red plastic molded clog with fleece lining and is designed to resemble a car. They were sold in infant sizes 4 to 6 and toddler sizes 7 to 11.

The infant-size shoes have a strap in the back. Each side of the shoe has two red and black decorative wheels and the number "95". "Buster Brown & Co." and "Disney" are printed on a tag sewn inside the shoe.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores in the United States and Canada from September 2008 through March 2009.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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