Clarks Shoes Recalled

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled approximately 2,000 pairs of children’s shoes on Thursday.

The shoes were manufactured by C&J Clark America Inc., which does business as the Clarks Companies N.A. According to the agency, there is a risk that molded rubber pieces on the sole of the shoe could detach, posing a risk of choking to infants and young children.

The shoes were sold at Clarks stores nationwide for between $35 and $40 beginning in February 2009 and ending in July 2009. The recall covers shoes sold in infant sizes under the “crawlers” style name and children’s sizes under the “hazy daze” style name.

Clarks did not return calls seeking comment.

According to the CPSC, while no incidents were reported in the U.S., there were six reports in the U.K. of rubber pieces detaching, including two reports of children mouthing the rubber pieces. However, no injuries were reported, the commission said.

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