Clarks Americas Recalls Women’s Navy Blue Canvas Shoes Due to Chemical Hazard


Name of Product:

Breeze Ave, Breeze Shore and Breeze Step women’s shoes in navy colors


Prolonged and direct contact with the shoes’ upper material can expose the wearer to the chemicals benzidine and/or dimethoxybenzidine, which are toxic and can cause adverse health effects.  

Recall Date:

November 03, 2022


About 113,000 (In addition, about 10,000 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details


This recall involves several versions of Clarks women’s shoes sold under the “Breeze” style name, as reflected below. The shoes were sold in the Spring/Summer 2022 season and were sold in women’s sizes 5 to 12 and feature blue uppers and white soles. The shoes include a label on the inside of the upper that includes the size, month and year of manufacture, and article number. Shoes included in the recall are listed below: 

  Women’s Shoe Style


         Article Number

Breeze Ave                                                 Dark Navy                            26165269

Breeze Shore                                                  Navy                                  26164910

Breeze Step                                               Dark Navy                             26166718

Breeze Step                                                   Navy                                   26166904

Breeze Step                                                 Navy/White                          26165290


Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and visit https// for instructions on how to receive a full refund.  Consumers will need to upload a photo of their shoes in order to determine if they are included in this recall.  If included in the recall, Clarks will send consumers free shipping materials and a pre-paid shipping label to send back the shoes.  Consumers may also return their shoes to the place where purchased.


None reported

Sold At:

Clarks outlet stores and other stores, including Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s, QVC, Shoe Carnival, DSW and Zappos and online at and from February 2022 to October 2022 for about $65.


 C&J Clark America Inc. (subsidiary of Clarks Americas, Inc.), of Needham, Massachusetts

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