|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2009
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, 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 charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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