About 7,500 “Joanna” Girls Sandals have been recalled by Stride Rite Children’s Group LLC, of Lexington, Mass. The metal flower on the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard. The “Joanna” girl’s sandals have an ankle strap, three bands and a flower on top. They were sold in white with a silver-colored metal flower and brown with a copper-colored metal flower in girl’s sizes 8.5 through 10. The name “Joanna,” the style number CG40723 (white shoe) or CG40725 (brown shoe) and the size are printed on the underside of the front shoe strap. “StrideRite” appears on the bottom of the shoe. The company says it has received six reports of the flowers detaching and eleven reports of flowers loosening. No injuries have been reported, according to the company.
The shoes were sold at Stride Rite stores and other department stores nationwide and online at striderite.com and various online retailers from December 2011 through May 2013 for between $30 and $42. Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from children and contact Stride Rite to receive a prepaid envelope for the return of the shoes. Upon return, customers will receive a voucher for the purchase price redeemable at Stride Rite stores or striderite.com. Contact Stride Rite at 1-800-365-4933, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.striderite.com. Click on Product Safety Information under Customer Service for more information or e-mail JoannaReturns@striderite.com.