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1.4 million Buster Brown & Co.'s Clogs Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

About 1.4 million Buster Brown & Co.'s Clog Children's Shoes have been recalled by Brown Shoe Co. and Pagoda International Footwear Ltd. due to a choking Hazard. The shoe has decorative wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The companies have received two reports of a decorative wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.

These shoes are a plastic molded EVA "water" clog and are designed to resemble a car. The shoes are red, brown, blue, yellow, and pink and most shoes bear the words "CARS," "Transformers Animated," or "Barbie." "Buster Brown & Co." is printed on the shoe inside at the heel, on a sewn-in tag inside the fleece-lined shoe, and on the original hang tag. The model or retail number can also be found on these tags. The shoes were sold in children sizes 5 to 13 and youth sizes 1-3. They were sold at major retailers nationwide, including Bealls', Famous Footwear, J.C. Penney, Meijer, Rack Room, Sears, Shoe Show, Target, and Wal-Mart from August 2007 through June 2009 for $10 to $25.

Customers should immediately take this product away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Buster Brown & Co. toll-free at (888) 869-1044 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, visit the firm's website at www.busterbrownshoes.com, or send an email to busterandtige@brownshoe.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/prhtml09/09281.html.

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