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NIKE Recalls More Than 400,000 Pairs of Shoes

Jul 23, 2001

About 425,000 pairs of Jordan Trunner cross-training shoes are being recalled by NIKE USA Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Monday.

Subject to recall are the Trunner, Trunner Mid, Trunner Bubble and Trunner 2000 models.

``The shoes have a thin metal strip on the outside of the heel that can protrude from the shoe and form a sharp edge that can cut consumers,'' according to a CPSC statement.

To date there have been six such reports of the metal strip protruding from the Trunner Bubble model, including five instances in which individuals received cuts to the lower leg that required stitches. An additional report of injury was linked to the Trunner model.

No injury reports were received in connection with either the Trunner Mid or the Trunner 2000 models. Their recall was done as a preventive measure, according to the CPSC.

In February 2001, similar reports of injury prompted NIKE to recall about 225,000 pairs of Jordan Trunner LX and Jordan Trunner 2000 cross-training shoes.

But that did not seem to warrant an earlier recall of the four Jordan Trunner models recalled on Monday, according to Carolyn Wu, global issues manager for NIKE USA.

``All of our products go through extensive testing,'' she stated.

The recalled shoes were sold from July 1999 through July 2001 by major athletic shoe and department stores throughout the country, for between $90 and $125.

``Consumers should stop using these cross-training shoes immediately,'' CPSC safety experts advise.

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