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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 injury.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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