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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 1999

Release # 99-073
CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
Nike Media Contact: Vizhier Mooney
(503) 671-4460

CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of Infant's "Little Air Jordan" Sneakers

CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of Infant's "Little Air Jordan" SneakersWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NIKE USA Inc., of Beaverton, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 110,000 pairs of infant's shoes sold under the name "Little Air Jordan XIV." NIKE testing determined the red trim paint on these shoes contain amounts of lead that exceed Federal standards for children's products. Prolonged exposure to high levels of lead presents a poisoning hazard to young children.

NIKE has received one consumer complaint regarding the shoe and possible ingestion of a paint chip.

The NIKE Little Air Jordan XIV shoes come in white with red painted trim, and were sold in children sizes 2C through 10C. The word "JORDAN" is on the outside tongue of the shoe. The shoes have model number 132549 102. The model number is located on the label on the inside tongue of the shoe, above the UPC code. Major athletic shoe stores and department stores nationwide sold these shoes from January 1999 through March 1999 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately take the NIKE Little Air Jordan XIV shoes away from children and return them to the store where purchased to receive a substitute product or a store credit. For more information about the recall, consumers should call NIKE at (800) 344-6453 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday
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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 report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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