Recall Alert: KEDS Shoes & Battery Packs For Columbia Jackets

By Alice Maggiore

Recall Alert: KEDS Shoes & Battery Packs For Columbia Jackets

November 29, 2011 Updated Nov 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Shoes that could cause a hiccup in your child's step, and a jacket designed to keep you extra warm could spark a fire.
Two wearable items are announced in this week's Recall Alert.

Collective Brands stomps out about 45,000 pairs of its KEDS "Know It All" Girls Shoe. It's because the decorative, metallic stars found on the heels can come loose, leaving cuts or scratches on whoever may be wearing the footwear.

Collective Brands has already received 27 reports of this happening.

The rubber soles were only sold for 3-months this year -- from June through October.

The black and pink KEDS were sold in girls sizes, from 12 to 5.

If your child has a pair, call the company for a $30 gift card -- worth more than the shoes were sold for. The pricetag was $23.

The gift card is redeemable at Stride Rite stores or at striderite.com.

Collective Brands may be reached at (800) 365-4933.

Meanwhile, another wearable item is recalled because Columbia Sportswear Company fears it could start a fire.

There's only been one instance where a battery has overheated so far, but Columbia is not taking any chances.

It's lights out for 220 Omni-Heat Lithium Plymer Rechargeable Batteries, made by Columbia Sportswear.

The batteries were sold in Columbia stores and online, also in outdoor and sporting goods stores nationwide.

They were designed to keep you warmer, as they went inside a jacket.

The battery packs are 3.25 inches long by 2.3 inches wide; prices varied between $79 and $1200.

If you have a battery pack, call Columbia for more information on how you can get your hands on a free replacement. Columbia may be reached at 800-622-6953 or online at Columbia.com.

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