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Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Georgia Boot steel-toed work shoes

Hazard:  When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer's feet.

Remedy:  Consumers should stop wearing the recalled shoes immediately and contact Rocky Brands for a free pair of replacement steel-toed shoes in a similar style.

Consumer Contact:  Rocky Brands Inc. 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 [email protected], or online at www.rockybrands.com, www.lehighoutfitters.com or www.lehighsafetyshoes.com, and click on Safety Notice for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Rocky-Brands-Recalls-Georgia-Boot-Steel-Toed-Shoes.  

Recall Details

Units: About 6,800

Description:  The recalled shoes are six-inch tall, brown leather, steel-toed shoes with dark brown padding at the ankles sold under the Georgia Boot brand name. On the outward side, the boots have a tag with the words "Met-Guard" at the stitching and the Georgia Boot logo near the heel. A white label on inside of the tongue of the recalled boots have the Georgia Boot logo, the product number "G9075" on the left side, a date code between 01-12 and 10-13 in the MM-YY format on the right side, and the words 'Men's Georgia Metatarsal 6" Brown.' 

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.

Sold at: Lehigh Outfitters stores, traveling ShoeMobiles, online at www.lehighoutfitters.com and www.lehighsafetyshoes.com, and through client websites nationwide from January 2012 to November 2013 for about $150

Importer:  Rocky Brands Inc., of Nelsonville, Ohio

Manufacturer:  Genfort Shoes Limited, of Guangdong, China

Manufactured in:  China

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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