July 14, 2009
Release #09-273

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 243-6735
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Rossignol Cross-Country Boots

Units: About 3,000 pairs in the United States and 1,000 pairs in Canada

Distributor: Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah

Hazard: The boot's sole could separate from the upper boot during use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Rossignol cross-country boots with model X-IUM World Cup Skate, X-IUM World Cup Classic, X-IUM World Cup Pursuit, X-11 Skate, and X-IUM J Skate. The model name is printed on the upper part of the boot. Boots included in this recall have a 5 or 6 digit lot number stamped on the right boot under the removable insole (see photo below).

Sold by: Specialty outdoor retailers nationwide for between $140 and $400 (U.S.) and for between $200 and $500 (Canada) from December 2007 through June 2009.

Manufactured in: Romania

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boots and contact Rossignol to determine if their boots are included in this recall and if so, receive a free replacement or a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional questions, contact Rossignol at (888) 243-6735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, visit the firm's web site at or e-mail the firm at

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

Picture of Recalled Cross-Country Boots

Picture of Location of 6-digit Lot Number on Recalled Cross-Country Boots