By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6
OWASSO, OK -- An area grandmother wants you to hear her story, before you buy another pair of children's shoes.
She says she's worried other kids could end up with the same kind of injuries as her granddaughter.
Five-year-old Tylie and her sister Taylor are playing and running around now, but a few months ago, the bottom of Tylie's feet had burns.
Her grandmother bought Danskin shoes for her at the Owasso Wal-Mart. She says the shoes had a strange odor, so she washed them and when Tylie wore them again, her instep and toes looked burned.
She took Tylie to Urgent Care, who sent them to Hillcrest.
"We went into Hillcrest Burn Center and they said, ‘Yes, definitely chemical burns; what kind of chemical are we dealing with?' and I'm going, ‘I don't have a clue,'" said the grandmother, Nona Roach.
Roach says it took three trips there to get Tylie's feet cleared up. She says she talked to an Owasso Wal-Mart manager after the first trip.
"Told them what happened, showed them the shoes and they immediately took them off the shelf in Owasso," Roach said.
Roach says the shoes have made in China tags. She was so worried about Tylie absorbing some unknown chemical, she had the girl's liver tested, but the results are normal.
She says the shoes are made of partly recycled post industrial material and wonders what that is.
The shoes are still being sold at other Wal-Marts, Roach said.
"My concern is if it's such a big deal that they immediately pulled them off the shelf in Owasso, but they left them at Memorial and Lewis," Roach said. "Those are the ones I know are still there."
Roach has an attorney, but says her priority is preventing other children from getting hurt.
The Owasso Wal-Mart says it's customary to pull items after a concern until the matter is investigated, but unless there's a recall, the items go back on sale.
Wal-Mart's headquarters said everyone who can respond is in a shareholder's meeting and couldn't reply until next week.
A man was arrested Monday for attempting to steal two televisions from a Glenpool Walmart on Labor Day.