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Naturalizer women's dress shoes recalled for faulty heels

Consumer Reports News: December 20, 2011 11:53 AM

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and Health Canada have announced a recall of 6,800 pairs of Naturalizer women's dress shoes. The shoes, made by the Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis, Mo., have three-inch heels that can lean to either side of the shoe and pose a fall hazard to the wearer.

According to the CPSC, the company has received one report of a Canadian who fell and received a minor leg injury from wearing the dress shoes with the faulty three-inch heels.

The recall involves Naturalizer Dare women's dress shoes sold nationwide at Naturalizer shoe stores from July to November 2011 for $25 to $50. About 6,100 pairs of the faulty women's shoe where sold in the U.S. with the remaining 700 in Canada, say the regulatory agencies.

The shoes have three-inch heels, open toes and a decorative faux patent leather bow across the front. They were sold in sizes 5M to 10M, 11M, 7W to 9W and in colors gray, nude, scarlet and black.

"Naturalizer" is printed on the bottom and inside the shoe. Also printed inside the shoe is the sizing information and one of the following: A3279S1020 Dare (for gray shoes), A3279S1250 Dare (nude), A3279S1600 Dare (scarlet) or A3279S2001 Dare (black).

Consumers should stop wearing the shoes and return them to any Naturalizer store for a full refund. For more information, consumers should contact the Brown Shoe company (toll-free: 888-443-2019, e-mail: NaturalizerDare 'at' or visit the website:

Naturalizer Recalls Women’s Dress Shoes Due to Fall Hazard [CPSC]
Recall: Naturalizer Women's Dress Shoes [Health Canada]

Paul Eng

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