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Skidders Footwear Recalls Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard


Recall Date: November 16, 2016

Recall Number: 17-033

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Children’s shoes

Hazard: The rivets on the shoes have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes away from children and contact Skidders Footwear to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Skidders Footwear toll-free at 866-636-1221 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 5,500

Description: This recall involves Skidders Footwear children’s canvas tennis shoes sold in three sizes: 12M, 18M and 24M. The shoes have white rubber bottoms and come in three different colors: navy blue fabric with orange rivets and laces, gray fabric with green rivets and laces, and denim colored fabric with pink rivets and laces.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the rivets scratching the feet of the wearer. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores located in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin, from August 2016 through October 2016 for about $10.

Importer/Distributor: Skidders Footwear Inc., of New York

Manufactured in: China

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.