Children's sneakers

Reebok International Ltd., of Stoughton, Mass., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling 140,000 children's Classic Leather Zip sneakers because the side pocket's pull tab can come off, posing a choking hazard to children.

No injuries have been reported.

The sneakers were sold in family shoe, children's shoe, athletic and sporting goods stores nationwide from September 1998 though June 1999 for $32 to $40. Available in many colors and styles, the sneakers came in toddler and children's sizes up to size 9. The zipper's pull-tab has the Reebok name and logo, and "Reebok Classic" is on the front of the sneaker's tongue.

Consumers should return the sneakers to the store where purchased for a refund or exchange. For more information, call Reebok at (800) 648-5550 or access the company's Web site at

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