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Recall: Hunting Boots

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On 2015-05-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hunting Boots due to a potential failure to protect hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2015 for about $200.

About 2,000 units are involved in this Rocky Brands boots recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This is the 1st recall of products in the Shoes, Sandals & Boots category in 2015. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 800,000 product units.

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Hunting Boots
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (866) 245-2159

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What is the problem?

The boots' snake guard can fail to protect the wearer's feet from a snake bite.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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.

These items were sold new+ 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.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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