CPSC, Georgia Boot Announce Recall of Steel Toe Boots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2004
Release # 04-177
Firm's Hotline: (877) 795-2410
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Georgia Boot Announce Recall of Steel Toe 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: Georgia Boot Steel Toe Logger Boots

Units: About 10,000 pairs

Manufacturer: Georgia Boot, of Franklin, Tenn.

Hazard: The boots may have been mislabeled to indicate that they are resistant to electrical current, which is incorrect. This may result in a serious shock or electrocution to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Georgia Boot has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled steel toe logger boots are brown and black and have laces that tie up to the calf. The recalled boots have stock numbers of G8320, G8322, and G9360, which can be found on a label under the tongue of the boot. The same label has stitching of the "Georgia Boot" name.

Sold at: Retail shoe stores nationwide and independent retail stores sold these boots from October 2002 through April 2004 for between $80 and $150.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the boots immediately and return them to the company so they can be re-labeled or provided with a new pair of boots, free of charge.

Consumer Contact: Call Georgia Boot toll-free at (877) 795-2410 anytime, send an e-mail to the Company at productnotice@georgiaboot.com, or write to Georgia Boot, P.O. Box 10, Franklin, TN 37063, Attn: EH Product – Labeling Issue. Consumers also can log on to the Company's Web site at www.georgiaboot.com.


Picture of Recalled Boots