|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2004
Release # 05-010
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 890-3505
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. Announce Recall of Work Boots
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Polar and Trailblazer Work Boots
Units: About 8,400
Manufacturer: LaCrosse Footwear Inc., of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: The protective toe cap on the boots may not provide sufficient impact and compression protection. This could result in crushing, bruising, or other injury to the wearer's foot.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Polar and Trailblazer style boots were sold in black or brown with the company name "LaCrosse" written on the side of the boot. The boots have the style name "Polar" or "Trailblazer" and one of the following style numbers on the inside of the tongue of the boot: 693100, 00693100, and 466000. Only these style numbers are included in this recall.
Sold at: Independent sporting goods, farm, work and shoe stores nationwide as well as through safety distributors. Boots were sold from June 2002 to July 2004 for between $67 and $110.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the boots immediately and contact LaCrosse to receive a store credit toward the purchase of a new pair of boots.
Consumer Contact:For more information, call LaCrosse Footwear at (800) 890-3505 between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to LaCrosse Footwear Recall Department, 18550 N.E. Riverside Parkway, Portland, OR 97230, Attention: Polar/Trailblazer Protective Toe Recall. Consumers also can visit the LaCrosse Web site at www.lacrossefootwear.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to 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 30 years.
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