Recall: Loose Metal Thread in Children's Shoes Poses Injury Risk
A brand of children's shoes has been recalled after a reports of a loose metal thread in the shoe's lining.
About 5,600 pairs of Livie & Luca shoes have been recalled because a metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the lining. The company has received two reports, but only one child was injured as a result of the loose thread.
Consumers should contact the retailer where they were purchased for instructions on receiving a store credit or replacement. If purchased through Livie & Luca's website, contact the company directly for instructions on receiving a store credit for a free replacement pair of shoes with prepaid shipping before disposing of them.
The recalled Livie & Luca children's shoes include two styles: Carta and Cotton. The Carta style Mary Jane shoes are canvas, solid color shoes stitched to a tan sole with a fabric strap and a brown wooden button. The Carta shoes are blue, fuchsia or gray.
The Cotton style Mary Jane canvas shoes have a stitched tan rubber sole and a colored fabric strap with a dandelion printed on a pink square button and a gingham or polka-dot cotton interior lining. The cotton shoes are yellow, green or red.
Both the Carta and the Cotton style shoes were sold in toddler sizes 4 through 13 .Only shoes with date codes 06 2013 through 12 2013 (Month Year) printed on the insole of the shoe are included in the recall.
The shoes were sold in children's boutiques including Ready Set Grow in Tennessee and ZandyZoos in Texas. They were also sold online from January 2014 through March 2014 for about $54.
Customers can contact Livie & Luca at (888) 548-5822.