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Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 18, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 17, 2014
Recall number: 14-148

 

  • Rocky Brands Georgia Boot Metatarsal 6” steel-toe work shoe, model G9075
    Rocky Brands Georgia Boot Metatarsal 6” steel-toe work shoe, model G9075

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Georgia Boot steel-toed work shoes

Hazard:  When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet.

Consumer Contact:  Rocky Brands Inc. at (866) 245-2159 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, email at [email protected], or online at www.rockybrands.com, www.lehighoutfitters.com or www.lehighsafetyshoes.com, and click on Safety Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 6,800

Description:  The recalled shoes are six-inch tall, brown leather, steel-toed shoes with dark brown padding at the ankles sold under the Georgia Boot brand name. On the outward side, the boots have a tag with the words “Met-Guard” at the stitching and the Georgia Boot logo near the heel. A white label on inside of the tongue of the recalled boots have the Georgia Boot logo, the product number “G9075” on the left side, a date code between 01-12 and 10-13 in the MM-YY format on the right side, and the words ‘Men’s Georgia Metatarsal 6” Brown.’ 

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported. 

Remedy:  Consumers should stop wearing the recalled shoes immediately and contact Rocky Brands for a free pair of replacement steel-toed shoes in a similar style. 

Sold at:  Lehigh Outfitters stores, traveling ShoeMobiles, online at www.lehighoutfitters.com and www.lehighsafetyshoes.com, and through client websites nationwide from January 2012 to November 2013 for about $150.  

Importer:  Rocky Brands Inc., of Nelsonville, Ohio 

Manufacturer:  Genfort Shoes Limited, of Guangdong, China

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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