Head’s up, mamas and papas. Stride Rite has recalled this pair of little girl’s sandals due to a choking hazard.
This caught my interest because I see how much Annaliese and Marielle are CONSTANTLY playing with their sandals by taking them on and off, on and off. For little girls, shoes and sandals are like toys. Obviously, any small, loose parts are per se choking hazards for kids. This sandal has a small, metal flower that can become loose and detach. Stride Rite has received six reports of the flowers detaching and eleven reports of the flowers loosening. No injuries have been reported.
The CSPC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) is advising that consumers stop using this “Joanna” sandal immediately and contact Stride Rite to receive a prepaid envelope for the return of the shoes. Upon return, customers will receive a voucher for the purchase price redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com.
Here is how to contact Stride Rite: call (800) 365-4933 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.striderite.com and click on Product Safety Information under Customer Service for more information or e-mail JoannaReturns@striderite.com.
And here’s a little more on the “Joanna” girl’s sandals: the Joanna sandals have an ankle strap, three bands and a flower on top. They were sold in white with a silver-colored metal flower and brown with a copper-colored metal flower in girl’s sizes 8.5 through 10. The name “Joanna,” the style number CG40723 (white shoe) or CG40725 (brown shoe) and the size are printed on the underside of the front shoe strap. “StrideRite” appears on the bottom of the shoe.
The sandals were sold at Stride Rite stores and other department stores nationwide and online at striderite.com and various other online retailers from December 2011 through May 2013 for between $30 and $42.
Please spread the word about this recall! Thank you! Melissa