|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 555-9717
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
L.L. Bean Recalls Ice Cleats Used During Winter Weather Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Stabilicer Lite Cleats
Units: About 7,000
Distributor: L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine
Manufacturer: 32 Degrees North, of Biddeford, Maine
Hazard: The elastic harness system attaching the cleats to footwear can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the harness breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Stabilicers Lite cleats with model number BNX9. The cleats are worn over footwear for traction in winter walking conditions. The recalled cleats were sold in blue, orange, and pink. Black Stabilicers Lite cleats are not included in this recall. The cleats were sold in sizes small through extra large. The name Stabilicers Lite appears in raised letters on the underside of the harness.
Sold at: L.L. Bean stores nationwide, LLBean.com and the L.L. Bean catalog from August 2008 through November 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cleats and contact L.L. Bean to receive a replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.llbean.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
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