|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 1995
Release # 95-129
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, Angel-etts of California Inc.
Recall Gerber Infant/Toddler Sandals
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Angel-etts of California Inc., is voluntarily
recalling five styles of about 170,000 pairs of infant and toddler sandals, which are
licensed under the Gerber name, because the buckles may separate from the strap,
presenting a potential choking or ingestion risk.
The infant sandals, Model Nos. 55101 (white) and 55103 (brown), were sold for $4.99 in
clear plastic packages with the name "Gerber Baby Shoes" on the front and
"Angel-etts of California" on the back. The toddler sandals, Model Nos. 59006
(white), 59401 (brown), and 59682 (blue denim), were sold for $8.99 in boxes labeled
"Gerber Toddler Shoes" with "Angel-etts of California" printed on the
bottom. The word "Gerber," used under license, appears on the insole of all five
styles. The model numbers are printed on the inside of the straps. The sandals were sold
nationwide in 1995 exclusively in the footwear departments of Kmart Stores. No other
Angel-etts of California products are being recalled.
Angel-etts has received reports that the buckles on some shoes have separated from the
straps. In some instances the separated buckle was found in a child's mouth. No injuries
have been reported. Angel-etts is recalling these sandals to prevent the possibility of
Consumers should stop using these sandals immediate and return them to any Kmart store for
a full refund. Consumers may call Angel-etts toll-free at 1-(800)-284-6497 for information
about this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.