As reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), close to 7,500 “Joanna” Girls’ Sandals have been recalled by the company Stride Rite, a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide Inc.
The sandals, which came in girl’s sizes 8.5 through 10, were sold in two colors, white and brown, and each had a small metal flower attachment of either silver or copper color. Defective sandals can be identified by their style numbers, which are found on the underside of the front shoe strap: CG40723 for white shoes and CG40725 for brown shoes.
Reports were made of the small metal flower attachments loosening or detaching altogether. Due to the size and shape of the attachments, they were determined to pose a choking hazard. There have been no reports of injuries.
From December 2011 through May 2013, the defective sandals were sold for between $30 and $42 at Stride Rite stores and department stores. They were also sold online at striderite.com and other online retailers.
Consumers are advised to take the defective sandals away from their children and return them to Stride Rite in exchange for a voucher for a pair of shoes of equivalent value that can be used at Stride Rite stores or on striderite.com. Stride Rite will also provide a prepaid envelope for all returns.
Ideally, a defective product is discovered and recalled before anyone gets injured, yet that is not always the case. For some, a recall comes too late, after the damage has already been done. If you believe you have a New Jersey defective product injury case, contact Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.