Reebok International Recall of Toddler’s Athletic Shoes
September 20, 2004
Reebok International Announces Recall of Toddler’s Athletic Shoes
Name of product: Reebok “Iverson/Answer” toddler shoes
Units: About 140,000
Manufacturer: Reebok International Ltd., of Canton, Mass.
Hazard: The I-3 logo-tag on the tongue of the shoe can be peeled off,
posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: The recalled Reebok Iverson mid- and low-style athletic
shoes were sold in toddler sizes 2 through 10. The logo-tag on the
tongue of the shoe reads “I3/Answer,” and on the rear and center of the
heel is an “I3” logo. The names “Iverson” and “The Realist” are carved
into the sole. The model number is printed on a label on the underside
of the tongue. Model numbers included in the recall are: 99553, B99553,
99554, B99554, 105155, B105155, 105158, B105158, 108292, and B108292.
Sold at: Reebok, independent retailers, children’s apparel and athletic
shoe stores nationwide from March 2004 through August 2004 for about
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these shoes away from young
children and contact Reebok to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Reebok at (800) 843-4444 anytime or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.reebok.com
Media Contact: Denise Kaigler, (781) 401-5000.