Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Havaianas Recall

MiLo has two pairs of Havaianas and unfortunately, both styles are included in the recalled items.

For the complete list of recalled Havs in the Philippines, please click here.

Terry SA, the official distributor of Havs in the Philippines, has issued an official statement through their newsletter.
Dear Havaianatico,

You might have heard about the recent U.S. voluntary recall of select kids styles due to a pigment used in the decorative paint on the sole of some of the flip-flops, which may contain lead in excess of the U.S. federal standard. Because you are one of our valued friends, we’d like to update you and provide you with first-hand information from Havaianas Philippines.

Because the safety and well-being of our customers and the public are our first priority, the Philippine distributor, Terry SA, has in an act of good faith, extraordinary caution and diligence, pulled out all the kids styles – even those not covered by those recalled in the U.S. – from the selling floor. This is why you probably have not seen any kids styles in our stores right now.

But nevertheless, we would like to assure you that as footwear, our products offer no health hazards whatsoever. The recall was specific to the U.S. and there have been no reported injuries or incidents in any country where Havaianas is sold, including the Philippines. We are confident that very soon, we will be able to introduce all new stocks of our kids styles, that have now been produced using organic dye and are fully compliant with any of the strictest international standards.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may call our hotline at (02) 8958744, and we would more than gladly provide you with the information and assistance that you need. You may also visit the website at www.havaianasphilippines.com/exchange

Thank you very much! :)

From: Havaianas Philippines
I'm not worried as Jowell assured me that lead is NOT toxic unless ingested. But, what the heck. I'm still calling.

1 comment:

gagay said...

oh gosh! too bad!

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