February 22, 2001NIKE USA Inc. Recalls Jordan
Trunner Cross-Training Shoes
OR (SafetyAlerts) - NIKE USA Inc.
said today it is voluntarily recalling about 225,000 pairs of its Jordan Trunner LX and
Jordan Trunner 2000 cross-training shoes. The shoes have a thin metal strip on the outside
of the heel that can protrude from the shoe and form a sharp edge that can cut consumers.
NIKE has received 16 reports of consumers receiving cuts to the lower legs from the metal
strip on these shoes, including several reports of persons requiring stitches.
The NIKE Jordan Trunner LX and Jordan Trunner 2000 Mid shoes being recalled have a strip
of metal about 4-inches long at the upper part of the back of the shoe, which is encased
in plastic. These shoes are size six and higher, and have model numbers 136040 (the Jordan
Trunner LX) and model number 136050 (the Jordan Trunner 2000 Mid). On the Trunner LX, the
model number is located on a label on the inside tongue of the shoe, above the UPC code.
On the Trunner 2000 Mid, the model number is located above the UPC code on a label inside
the heel of the shoe. The Trunner LX is available in various color combinations. The
Trunner LX has a Velcro strip instead of laces, and has the word "JORDAN" on a
cloth strip just below the Velcro strap and also on the bottom of the shoe. The Trunner
2000 Mid comes in two color combinations: white and black with metallic silver trim, and
black and gray with fluorescent yellow trim. The name "JORDAN" appears in block
letters near the shoelaces and on the bottom of the shoe, and "TRUNNER" appears
on the back heel of the shoe over the metal strip.
Major athletic shoe stores and department stores nationwide sold these shoes from May 2000
to February 2001 for between $100 and $125. Consumers should stop using these
cross-training shoes and immediately return them to the store where purchased to receive a
substitute product or a store credit. For more information, consumers should call NIKE at
(800) 344-6453 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or access the Nike
website at www.nikebiz.com.
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