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Meijer Recalls Infant Shoes Due to Choking Hazard

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Falls Creek infant boy shoes. (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich., announced a voluntary recall of about 2,300 Falls Creek infant boy shoes today.

Hazard: The shoe lace toggles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Meijer Falls Creek infant boy casual shoes with bungee laces and toggles. The brown leather shoes were sold in infant sizes 5 to 10 and have Falls Creek imprinted on the bottom of the shoe.

Sold at: Meijer stores nationwide from July 2010 through September 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes from children. Consumers can remove and discard the toggles to eliminate the hazard or return the product to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at meijer.com.

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