Nordstrom retail stores all across Orange County and nationwide are recalling various girls’ shoes due to excessive lead paint according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
All the shoes were manufactured in China and violate the federal lead paint standard for shoes. The shoes were sold in stores from September 2006 through February 2009 for between $35 and $45.
The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls. “Clarice-Fab” flats are bone colored with a bow. “Eva-Fab” are bone colored T-strap sandals. “Fern-Fab” are ankle strap sandals sold in bone, pink, white, blue polka-dot or pink polka-dot. “Lilly-Fab” are fuchsia gingham ballerina flats with a bow. “Rita-Fab” are ankle strap dress shoes sold in ivory linen, pink linen, white linen, cafe satin, silver satin or white satin. “Vivi-Fab” are open-toe dress shoes in bone, white, green polka-dot, lavender polka-dot or yellow polka-dot. The shoes were sold in girls’ sizes 10 through big-kids 7. All shoes have an embossed “NORDSTROM” printed on the insole. Only the colors identified above are subject to the recall.
Although no injuries have yet been reported, lead poisoning in children is very subtle and can be masked by behavior disorders, learning disabilities, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.
If you have any of these recalled shoes, take them back to your nearest store for a full refund. If you think your child has sustained any personal injury from these shoes, contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.