The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on a brand of children’s flip flops because the decorative paint on some models can contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard. The Havaianas brand flip flops were sold under the names Baby Estampas, Baby Pets, Kids Apple, Kids Fairy, Kids Flores, Kids Lighthouse, Kids Monsters, Kids Surf, Baby Letrinhas, Kids Sports, Kids Candies, Kids Fun, Kids Love, Kids Sereias, Kids Speed, Kids Lucky Bug, Kids Pets, Kids Rock, Kids Slim, Kids Wonder Woman, Kids Small Flowers and Kids Tropical w/Kit. Havaianas flip flops without decorative paint are not being recalled.
The flip flops were sold in department and specialty stores nationwide from November 2006 through February 2009 for about $15 to $24 a pair. They are manufactured in Brazil. CPSC said consumers should stop using the flip flops immediately. The manufacturer, Alpargatas USA Inc., based in New York, is cooperating with the recall, and is offering to replace the flip flops, CPSC said. Consumers who wish to trade in their recalled flip flops should contact the manufacturer at http://www.havaianasus.com/CustomerService.html.
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