Name of product: Koala children’s sandals with butterfly wings
Hazard: The butterfly wings on the children’s sandals can rip and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Consumer Contact: Toys
Units: About 19,000
Description: This recall involves Koala Baby girl’s plastic sandals with butterfly wings attached to the toes with rhinestones and hard or soft cork-type soles. Sandal colors include white or combination pink, gold and blue. They were sold in baby sizes 0 to 3 and girl’s sizes 2 to 10. “Koala Baby” and the size are printed on the soles. White soft-soled sandals have model number GNL 43633BR and item number 795267 printed on a tag sewn into the sandal’s ankle strap. White hard-soled sandals have model number GNL 43706BR and item number 795313. Combination pink, gold and blue soft-soled sandals have model number GNL 43634BR and item number 795275. Combination pink, gold and blue hard-soled sandals have GNM 41761BR and item number 845795.
Incidents/Injuries: Toys R Us has received a report from a consumer who found a piece of the shoe’s butterfly wings in their child’s mouth. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sandals away from young children and return the sandals to any Toys R Us or Babies R Us for a full refund.
Sold at: Toys R Us andBabies R Us stores nationwide and online at toysrus.com and babiesrus.com from February 2014 through September 2014 for about $13.
Importer: Toys R Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Manufactured in: China
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