Clarks Americas of Needham, Mass., is recalling about 123,000 pair of Breeze Ave, Breeze Shore and Breeze Step women’s shoes in navy colors sold in the U.S and Canada.
Prolonged and direct contact with the shoes’ upper material can expose the wearer to the toxic chemicals benzidine and/or dimethoxybenzidine, which can cause adverse health effects.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves several versions of Clarks women’s shoes sold under the “Breeze” style name. The shoes were sold in the Spring/Summer 2022 season 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.
A list of the recalled shoes may be found here.
The shoes, manufactured in China, 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 Clarksusa.com and Amazon.com from February to October 2022 for about $65.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and visit https//www.clarkusa.com 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, 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 of purchase.
Consumers may contact Clarks America at (800) 480-5092 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Saturday, by email at email@example.com or on-line at http://tinyurl.com/ClarksRecall for more information.