|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2004
Release # 04-177
|Firm's Hotline: (877) 795-2410
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 email@example.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.
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.
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