|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2009
Release # 10-076
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 445-5545
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: Classic Scuffproof Boots
Units: About 21,000
Importer: The Timberland Company, of Stratham, N.H.
Hazard: The logo stamped onto the children's boot's insoles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children's Timberland 6" Classic Scuffproof boots. The boots are wheat-colored leather and were sold in toddler size 4 through junior size 7. Model and manufacturer/date code numbers included in this recall are listed below. The model and manufacturer date code numbers are printed below the size on a white tag inside the boots.
|Model Numbers||Manufacturer/Date Codes|
Sold at: Shoe stores and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $50 and $70.
Manufactured in: Thailand
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled boots away from children and contact Timberland to receive free replacement insoles for the boots.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Timberland at (800) 445-5545 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.timberland.com
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