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Girl’s shoes recalled over excessive lead in decorative paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Nordstrom girl’s shoes because of excessive levels of lead in the paint covering the outer sole.

The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls:

· Clarice-Fab flats are bone-colored with a bow.
· Eva-Fab are bone-colored T-strap sandals.
· Fern-Fab are ankle strap sandals sold in bone, pink, white, blue polka-dot or pink polka-dot.
· Lilly-Fab are fuchsia gingham ballerina flats with a bow.
· Rita-Fab are ankle strap dress shoes sold in ivory linen, pink linen, white linen, cafe satin, silver satin or white satin.
· Vivi-Fab are open-toe dress shoes in bone, white, green polka-dot, lavender polka-dot or yellow polka-dot.

The shoes were sold in girls’ sizes 10 through big-kids 7. All shoes have an embossed "Nordstrom" logo printed on the insole. Only the colours identified above are subject to the recall.

About 31,000 of the shoes were sold at stores across the U.S. from September 2006 through February 2009 for between about $35 US and $45 US.

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

Recall notice
Nordstrom website