US: Wal-Mart recalls women's shoes with 'fall hazard'
US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has started the voluntary recall of about 200,000 pairs of George branded women's shoes due to a fall hazard.
A statement through the The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said the heels on the shoes, which were manufactured by Joyfair Footwear, of Taipei, Taiwan, can easily detach, posing a fall hazard to wearers.
No incidents or injuries have yet been reported.
The recall involves women's sling-back, pointed-toe shoes sold under the George brand. The shoes were sold in three colours - black, grey and purple, and in sizes 5 1/2 to 11, according to the statement.
The shoes were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in the US from June 2008 to December 2008 for about US$13, and consumers are being advised to return them for a full refund.
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