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Rocky Brands Recalls Rocky Rubber Snake Boots

  • Rocky “Silent Hunter” Rubber Snake Boot, model RKYS153
  • Label with model number and date code
Name of Product:
Hunting Boots
Hazard:
The boots' snake guard can fail to protect the wearer's feet from a snake bite.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
May 19, 2015
Units:
About 1,800
Consumer Contact

Rocky Brands Inc. toll-free at (866) 245-2159 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, email at customer.service@rockybrands.com, or online at www.rockybrands.com or www.rockyboots.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled boots are 16-inch tall rubber hunting boots sold under the Rocky brand name. The recalled boots have a camouflage pattern on the outside of the shaft and foot. A white label on the inside of the shaft of has the Rocky logo, product number RKYS153, a date code between 12-14 and 01-15 in the MM-YY format and the words "Men's 16 Silent Hunter Snake Boot, Camo" below the product number and date code.  

Remedy:

Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact Rocky Brands for a full refund or a free pair of replacement snakebite-proof hunting boots in one of the following models: Lynx Snake, Classic Lynx Snake, Prolight Snake in lace up, pull-on or side-zip styles.

Incidents/Injuries:

The company reports one incident of the boots' snake guard failing in which a Rocky Brands contractor sustained injuries from a snake bite while demonstrating the product.  

Sold At

Various retailers nationwide, including Tomlinson's, Bowie Outfitters, and Mossy Oak stores, and online at www.rockyboots.com during March 2015 for about $200.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Rocky Brands Inc., of Nelsonville, Ohio

Recall number:
15-137
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