January 29, 2009
Release #09-114

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 555-9717


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, 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


Picture of Recalled Ice Cleats