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Clarks Americas recalls women’s navy blue canvas shoes due to chemical hazard

Clarks Americas is recalling about 113,000 Breeze Ave, Breeze Shore and Breeze Step women’s navy blue canvas shoes due to a chemical hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, prolonged and direct contact with the shoes’ upper material can expose the wearer to the chemicals benzidine and/or dimethoxybenzidine, which are toxic and can cause adverse health effects.

This recall involves several versions of Clarks women’s shoes sold under the “Breeze” style name, as reflected below. The shoes were sold in the Spring/Summer 2022 season and were sold in women’s sizes 5 to 12 and feature blue uppers and white soles. The shoes include a label on the inside of the upper that includes the size, month and year of manufacture, and article number. Shoes included in the recall are listed below:
  Women’s Shoe Style                          Color          Article Number

Breeze Ave                                                 Dark Navy                                               26165269

Breeze Shore                                                  Navy                                                   26164910
Breeze Step                                               Dark Navy                                               26166718
Breeze Step                                                   Navy                                                    26166904
Breeze Step                                                 Navy/White                                          26165290

Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and visit https// for instructions on how to receive a full refund.  Consumers will need to upload a photo of their shoes in order to determine if they are included in this recall.  If included in the recall, Clarks will send consumers free shipping materials and a pre-paid shipping label to send back the shoes.  Consumers may also return their shoes to the place where purchased.

No injuries or incidents have been reported.

The shoes were sold at Clarks outlet stores and other stores, including Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s, QVC, Shoe Carnival, DSW and Zappos and online at and from February 2022 to October 2022 for about $65.

Consumers can contact Clarks America at 800-480-5092 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, email at or on-line at ClarksRecall or visit and click “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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