Stuart Weitzman Girls’ Cha Cha Boots Recalled by Synclaire Brands Due to Fall Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 14, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 14, 2013 – Recall number: 13-141

Recall Summary

Name of product: Cha Cha and Cha Cha 2 girls’ boots

Hazard: The zipper pulls on the boots can become entangled posing a fall hazard.

Consumer Contact: Synclaire Brands U.S.A. at (888) 998-0702 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s website at www.synclaire.com and click on recall information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,000

Description: The Stuart Weitzman brand Cha Cha and Cha Cha 2 boots come in black or white vinyl with quilted nylon shafts and were sold in girls’ size 13 through size 5. The boots have zippers with gold-tone SW logo zipper pulls on the inside side of the boots. The model name and size is printed on a white tag inside the top of the boots.

Incidents/Injuries: Synclaire Brands has received 3 reports of the zipper pulls becoming entangled to each other, including one injury that occurred when a child wearing the boots attempted to untangle the zipper pulls. The child lost her balance and hit her head on the sidewalk, causing a laceration to her forehead that required stitches.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled boots away from children and return the boots for a full refund.

Sold at:  Bloomingdale’s, Belk Stores, TJ Maxx nationwide and online at Zappos from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $65.

Importer: Synclaire Brands U.S.A., Inc., of Hicksville, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
 
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Source: cpsc.gov