NIKE recalls cross-trainer shoes, customers complain of being cut by metal strip on heel.

Tuesday, July 24th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) _ Nike Inc. recalled about 425,000 pairs of Jordan Trunner cross-training shoes on Monday after it received six reports of people who were cut by a metal strip on the outside of the heel.

Five of the injuries required stitches, and resulted in the recall of the Trunner and Trunner Mid. The Trunner Bubble and Trunner 2000 are being recalled to prevent further injuries.

The model numbers are located on white labels inside the shoe, above the UPC code.

Major athletic shoe and department stores nationwide sold the shoes from July 1999 through July 2001 for between $90 and $125.

Earlier this year, the company recalled about 225,000 pairs of the Jordan Trunner LX and Jordan Trunner 2000 cross-trainers after receiving 16 reports of people who were cut on their lower legs by the metal strips.