So it is summer time and you're planning out your family vacation. You have everything detailed and ready all the way down to your kids flip flops. Little did you know that there would be a problem with that little detail? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (yeah I know it's a misnomer) recalled a bunch of children's flip flops because of a violation of lead in their paint standard. Didn't think your kid could get lead poisoning from their flip flops did you?

Alpargatas was the guilty company which made the voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Government. As if they were going to defy big, bad brother? As you probably know it is illegal to resell or even attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. If you do have any of these flip flops, immediately stop using them unless instructed otherwise. The report said that there were approximately 210,000 affected units from the New York manufacturer. The hazard came from a decorative paint on the sole of the flops. It was tested and found to contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard. Hmm. I wonder how they determine that. Despite the supposed hazard and recall, there were no injuries reported by the childrens shoes. Some of the model names of these flip flops included: Kids Wonder Woman, Kids Slim, Kids Rock, Kids Pets, Kids Lucky Bug, Kids Sports, Kids Monsters, Kids Fairy, Kids Apple, and Baby Estampas. All of these models were sold under the Havaianas brand at department and specialty stores nationwide. Reports haven't been made on the total cost this incident has caused, but as the nanny state touts, there is no price on consumer safety!

For additional information, please contact Alpargatas USA at (888) 289-5306.

If you are interested in learning more about kids flip flops, I recommend also picking up a pair of ladies loafers for your wife unless you want to end up in the dog house.

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