Madewell Inc. has recalled more than 50,000 pair of sandals imported from Brazil and sold to consumers over the last six months, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The CPSC said the sandals were sold at Madewell stores, online at or online at from February to July for $60 to $80. The CPSC said about 50,600 pair were sold in the U.S. and another 300 in Canada.

The recall involves all Madewell Sightseer sandals from the spring collection that have been found to pose a hazard because the metal shank can dislodge and break through the bottom of the outsole, posing a risk of falling.

The firm has received eight reports of metal shanks dislodging and breaking through the bottom of the outsole, said the CPSC. No injuries have been reported.

The specific styles of the Sightseer range are the C0275 Knotted Slide Sandal, C0276 T-strap Thong Sandal in black leather, C0277 T-strap Thong Sandal in metallic colorblock, C0278 Buckle Gladiator Sandal, C0279 Slide Sandal, C1105 Crisscross Sandal, C5893 T-strap Toe-Loop Sandal, C5895 Ankle-wrap Sandal in Shiny Silver, C5897 Lace-up sandal and C6090 Ankle-Wrap sandal in Metallic Sand.

The commission noted that the style number is located on a sticker on the outsole. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shoes and contact Madewell to return them for a full refund, the CPSC said.

The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the commission.

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