Recall: NIKE Recall of Children's Athletic Shoes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2004
Release # 04-200
Firm's Hotline: (800) 344-6453
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
NIKE Media Contact:(503) 671-4732


CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of Children's Athletic Shoes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Nike™ Get-Go and Little Get-Go Children's Athletic Shoes

Units: About 9,000

Manufacturer: Nike USA, Inc., of Beaverton, Ore.

Hazard: The 1.5-inch to 1.75-inch rubber tab at the top of the heel can detach from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Nike has received three reports of heel tabs separating from shoes. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The "GET-GO" and "LITTLE GET-GO" children's athletic shoes come in various color combinations and were sold in toddler and pre-school sizes 2C through 3Y. The Nike Swoosh symbol is on the outside and sole of the shoe. All shoes close with a strap. The style name "GET-GO" or "LITTLE GET-GO" is written on the shoe box. The recalled shoes have one of the following six-digit numbers on a label inside the shoe just above the UPC code: 308638, 308639, 308642 and 308647. Only these style numbers are included in this recall.

Sold at: Nike stores, major athletic shoe stores, independent shoe stores and children's stores nationwide from June 2004 through August 2004 for between $35 and $45.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from young children and contact Nike to receive a refund voucher.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Nike at (800) 344-6453 anytime or visit the Nike Web site at www.nikebiz.com