In a press release, Naturalizer, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of their “Dare” women’s dress shoes because of a potential fall hazard they pose to consumers.
This recall affects roughly 6,100 pairs of shoes in the United States and 700 pairs in Canada. The recall was initiated after the company discovered that the heels of these shoes lean to either side and pose a significant fall hazard to consumers. The shoes are faux patent leather with a three-inch heel, open toes and a decorative faux leather box on the instep. The shoes were available in gray, nude, scarlet and black and can be identified otherwise by the “Naturalizer” logo inside the shoe along with the stock numbers. These shoes were available in Naturalizer retail stores across the nation from July through November of this year.
The company and the CPSC have received one report of a Canadian consumer sustaining a minor leg injury after falling while wearing the recalled shoes.
Consumers are being instructed to immediately stop wearing the shoes and to return them to any Naturalizer retail store for a full refund.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’m familiar with this kind of safety recall and have seen the tragic injuries that have resulted from similar past recalls. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights as a consumer.