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Recall of the Week: Madewell sandals due to fall hazard

SandalMadewell Inc. is recalling about 50,600 pairs of sandals in the United States and 300 pairs in Canada.

The metal shank can dislodge and break through bottom of the outsole, posing a fall hazard, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The firm has received eight reports of metal shanks dislodging and breaking through the bottom of the outsole. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all Madewell Sightseer sandals from the spring 2015 collection. Sandals with the following 10 style numbers and names in all sizes are being recalled:

  • C0275 Sightseer Knotted Slide Sandal
  • C0276 Sightseer T-Strap Thong Sandal in Black Leather
  • C0277 Sightseer T-Strap Thong Sandal in Metallic Colorblock
  • C0278 Sightseer Buckle Gladiator Sandal
  • C0279 Sightseer Slide Sandal
  • C1105 Sightseer Crisscross Sandal
  • C5893 Sightseer T-Strap Toe-Loop Sandal
  • C5895 Sightseer Ankle-Wrap Sandal in Shiny Silver
  • C5897 Sightseer Lace-Up Sandal
  • C6090 Sightseer Ankle-Wrap Sandal in Metallic Sand

The style number is located on a sticker on the outsole.

The sandals were sold at Madewell stores, online at, and online at from February 2015 to July 2015 for between $60 and $80.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes and contact Madewell to return them for a full refund, the company and commission said.

For more information, call Madewell at 866-544-1937 anytime, email, or visit and click on Important Notice.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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