October 8, 1998

Deckers Outdoor Corp. Announces Recall of Children's Teva Sandals

Deckers Outdoor Corp., of Goleta, Calif., is recalling about 65,000 children's Teva sandals. The straps attached to the footbed of the sandals can come apart. This can cause falls.

Deckers is aware of a 2-year-old who reportedly fell when one of the sandals he was wearing came apart, injuring his lip, gum and tooth.

These Teva sandals have straps that are "Abstract Bright," which are red, blue and yellow; "Abstract Pink," which are pink, purple, black and white; and "Frog Blue," which are blue, white and black. The footbed of the sandals are black. The bottom of the sole is marked with a star pattern along with the words "Teva" and "made in U.S.A." The shoes were packaged in a plastic box. Writing on the paper label inside the box includes, "Little Kids...Teva ... MADE FOR LITTLE FEET." The sandals were sold in sizes 2/3 through 8/9 for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Shoe retailers sold these sandals nationwide from December 1997 through August 1998 for about $25.

Consumers should stop using these sandals immediately. To get information on obtaining a refund, contact Deckers at (800) 781-9928 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.