Collective Brands Recalls KEDS Girls’ Shoes

Collective Brands Recalls KEDS Girls’ Shoes

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Collective Brands, Inc., of Topeka, Kan., announced a voluntary recall of about 45,000 KEDS® “Know It All” Girls’ Shoe.

Hazard: Ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 27 reports of cuts and scratches resulting from metal stars that loosened from the heel of the shoe.

Description: This recall involves KEDS® girls’ rubber soled shoes. The shoes are black and pink with white trim and a pink loop on the heel. “KEDS” appears on the tongue and heel of the shoe. The style number KY40098A is printed on the underside of the tongue. The shoes were sold in girls’ sizes 12 to 5.

Sold at: Various department stores and online retailers from June through October 2011 for about $23.

Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should take these shoes away from children immediately and contact Collective Brands to receive a gift card for $30 redeemable at Stride Rite stores or

Customer contact: For additional information, contact Collective Brands at (800) 365-4933 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, Email, or visit the firm’s website

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