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Women's shoes recalled by Wal-Mart due to fall hazard

April 9, 2009 9:23:27 AM PDT
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Women's Shoes

Units: About 200,000 pairs

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

Manufacturer: Joyfair Footwear, of Taipei, Taiwan

Hazard: Heels on the shoes can easily detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves women's sling-back, pointed-toe shoes sold under the George brand. The shoes were sold in three colors, black, grey and purple, and in sizes 5 ½ to 11.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and return them to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wal-Mart Stores at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at walmartstores.com for more information.


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