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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Girls’ shoes from Nordstrom

About 31,000 girls’ shoes imported by Nordstrom, of Seattle, Wash., are being recalled because surface paint on the outer sole of the shoes contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Six styles are involved in the recall:


“Clarice-Fab” flats – bone colored with a bow.


“Eva-Fab” – bone colored T-strap sandals.


“Fern-Fab” – ankle strap sandals sold in bone, pink, white, blue polka-dot, or pink polka-dot.


“Lilly-Fab” – fuchsia gingham ballerina flats with a bow.


“Rita-Fab” – ankle strap dress shoes sold in ivory linen, pink linen, white linen, cafe satin, silver satin, or white satin.


“Vivi-Fab” – open-toe dress shoes in bone, white, green polka-dot, lavender polka-dot, or yellow polka-dot.

Manufactured in China, the shoes were sold in girls’ sizes 10 through big-kids 7. All shoes have an embossed “NORDSTROM” printed on the insole. Only the colors identified above are subject to the recall.

Nordstrom stores nationwide sold the shoes from September 2006 through February 2009 for about $35 to $45.

Consumers should take the recalled shoes away from children immediately and return them to any Nordstrom store for a full refund or exchange, the commission advises.

For additional information, call Nordstrom at 800-804-0806 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET, e-mail Nordstrom at [email protected], or visit the firm’s Web site at

Copyright 2009, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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