March 5, 1999: Nike Recalls Air Jordan XIV Childrens Sizes

Peruse any forum or comments section of a sneaker site these days and you’ll see plenty of folks grumbling about the modern materials used in sneaker production, but in the case of the we should apparently be thankful more than anything. On March 5th, 1999 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued of recall of about 110,000 pairs of the in sizes 2C through 10C due to the red accents carrying amounts of led paint exceeding Federal standards for children’s products. The moral of the story? Think twice next time you pick up a vintage pair of ’s for the little ones. via: DeFY/NYT


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