Recall: Stuart Weitzman (SW) Cha Cha and Cha Cha 2 Girls' Boots
On 2013-03-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Stuart Weitzman (SW) Cha Cha and Cha Cha 2 Girls' Boots due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $65.
About 5,000 units are involved in this Synclaire Brand boots recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Shoes, Booties, Socks & Slippers category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 998-0702
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What is the problem?
The zipper pulls on the boots can become entangled posing a fall hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Bloomingdale's, Belk Stores, TJ Maxx nationwide and online at Zappos from September 2011 through February 2013 for about $65.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled boots away from children and return the boots for a full refund.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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