|October 2, 2007
Timberland Recalls Steel Toe Boots Due to Foot Injury Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Timberland PRO Direct Attach Steel Toe Boots
Units: About 193,000 pairs
Importer: The Timberland Company, of Stratham, N.H.
Hazard: The boots could fail to provide the intended protection against compression and impact, posing the risk of a foot injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: This recall involves the Timberland PRO Direct Attach Steel Toe Boots with model numbers 26002 (wheat nubuck leather), 65016 (wheat nubuck leather), 26038 (black full-grain leather), and 38021 (brown oiled full-grain leather). The model number is printed on a green loop tag on the inside of the boot, just below the size. The boots have a four digit date code ending in 35 and beginning with the numbers 25 through 45 (e.g. 2535, 2635…4535) which can also be found on the loop tag below the model number. Direct Attach Steel Toe boots made in China are not subject to this recall.
Sold at: Shoe stores and other independent retailers nationwide from September 2005 through September 2007 for between $90 and $115.
Manufactured in: Dominican Republic
Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact The Timberland Company to receive a free replacement pair of boots.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact The Timberland Company at (800) 445-5545 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.timberland.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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