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Alpargatas USA Inc., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a recall of more than 200,000 children’s flip flops because the decorative paint on the sole contains excess levels of lead.

Lead is a highly toxic substance which can lead to a wide range of adverse health effects, such as brain and kidney damage, especially in children under the age of six.

The recalled Flip flops include: 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. A photo of a representative flip flop is provided below. Havaianas flip flops without decorative paint are not being recalled.

The flip flops were sold nationwide at specialty and department stores from November 2006 to February 2009.

Consumers should stop using the flip flops immediately and return them to Alpargatas USA for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Alpargatas USA at (888) 289-5306 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Visit the Alpargatas Web site where you can fill out a short form to receive a prepaid mailing label to return the products for a new pair.

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