Recall: Toys R Us Koala Children's Sandals with Butterfly Wings
On 2014-10-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Toys R Us Koala Children's Sandals with Butterfly Wings due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2014 for about $13.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Toys R Us sandals recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Shoes, Booties, Socks & Slippers category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 869-7787
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What is the problem?
The butterfly wings on the children's sandals can rip and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores nationwide and online at toysrus.com and babiesrus.com from February 2014 through September 2014 for about $13.
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 sandals away from young children and return the sandals to any Toys R Us or Babies R Us for a full refund.
Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 anytime or online at www.toysrus.com and click on Safety for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+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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