Alpargatas Recalls 210,000 Children's Flip Flops
Alparagats has recalled about 210,000 Children's flip flops. The decorative paint on the sole of the flip flops can contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard.
Havaianas brand flip flops containing decorative paint were sold under the following model names: Baby Estampas, Baby Pets, Kids Apple, Kids Fairy, Kids Flores, Kids Lighthouse, Kids Monsters, Kids Surf, Baby Letrinhas, Kids Sports, Kids Candies, Kids Fun, Kids Love, Kids Sereias, Kids Speed, Kids Lucky Bug, Kids Pets, Kids Rock, Kids Slim, Kids Wonder Woman, Kids Small Flowers and Kids Tropical w/Kit. Havaianas flip flops without decorative paint are not being recalled. The flip flops were sold in Brazil and sold at department and specialty stores nationwide from November 2006 through February 2009 for about $15 to $24 a pair.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled flip flops away from children and return them to Alpargatas USA, Inc. to receive a replacement. For additional information, please contact Alpargatas USA at (888) 289-5306 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.havaianasus.com.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09137.html.