March 4, 1999
Release # 99-073
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
Nike Media Contact: Vizhier Mooney
CPSC, NIKE Announce Recall of Infant's
"Little Air Jordan" Sneakers
WASHINGTON, 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
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
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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