October 13, 2004
Release # 05-010
Firm's Hotline: (800) 890-3505


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, 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

Picture of Recalled Work Boots

Picture of Recalled Work Boots