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Washington Shoe Company recalls Western Chief toddler boots sold exclusively at Target due to choking hazard

Washington Shoe Company is recalling about 77,400 Western Chief toddler light-up rain boots sold exclusively at Target due to choking hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the rivets used to attach the handles to the boot can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

This recall includes the Western Chief “Abstract Camo,” “Alia Silver,” and “Sweetheart Navy” Light-Up Rain Boots in sizes 5-12 for toddlers or children.  The recalled boots are camouflage, silver glitter, and navy with hearts; include boot handles; and have a light up feature in the heel of the boot.  The rivets used to attach the handles are silver-gray in color.  “Western Chief” and the model numbers are located on the inside tag of the boot.  The recalled model numbers are T24121725P, T24121728P, and T24121729P.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boots, take the boots away from children, and return them to any Target Store for a full refund.

The firm has received 115 reports of the boot handles and rivets detaching and 2 reports of children placing the rivets in their mouths.  No injuries have been reported.

The boots were exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from May 2020 through October 2020 for about $25.

Consumers can contact Washington Shoe Company toll-free at 1-855-545-0862 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@westernchief.com, or online at washingtonshoe.com/recall 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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