Around 1,860 pairs of Khaite high-heel sandals have been recalled after reports that the heels can detach, posing a fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on Thursday.
According to the alert from the CPSC, this recall involves three styles of Khaite high-heeled sandals. The style names are Linden sandal, Louisa strappy sandal and Seigel heel sandal from the spring-summer 2024 collection, the report said.
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The model numbers are F3047-780-580, F3057-803-121, F3057-726-200, F3053-809-200, F3053-809-100, F3053-726-826, F3047-808-362, F3047-803-121, F3047-790-905, F3047-783-170 and are printed on the shoeboxes. “Khaite” is printed on the soles of all Khaite shoes, the CPSC said.
The made-in-Italy shoes were sold at Khaite, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and other independent stores worldwide and online at Khaite.com, Net-a-Porter.com, and MatchesFashion.com from October 2022 through July 2023 for a retail price between $920 and $1,080, the report added.
While no injuries were reported as a result of wearing the recalled styles, the CPSC is urging consumers to immediately stop using the recalled shoes and contact Khaite for a full refund.
For those who purchased shoes through a Khaite store or Khaite.com, email email@example.com for instructions on how to return and to receive free shipping and a full refund. Purchasers from third-party retailers must return the product to the third-party retailer to receive a full refund or store credit.
In a statement sent to FN, a Khaite representative said that the recall was “done out of an abundance of caution” and is a “proactive measure” to ensure customer satisfaction and safety. “There have been zero reports of incidents,” the rep reiterated.
Earlier this month, Khaite’s Catherine Holstein won American Womenswear Designer of the Year at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards.
Holstein, who also won the award in 2022, was up against Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, Christopher John Rogers, Raul Lopez for Luar and Tory Burch.
The founder, designer and creative director of Khaite began her ready-to-wear company, which is known for its signature sensual, feminine and urban style, in 2016.
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