Wolverine Recalls Caterpillar Logger Boots; Can Pose Shock Hazard To User Due to Mislabeling - SNEWS

Wolverine Recalls Caterpillar Logger Boots; Can Pose Shock Hazard To User Due to Mislabeling

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Wolverine World Wide, today announced a voluntary recall of Logger Boots. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed
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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

Name of Product: Logger Boots

Units: About 9,500

Manufacturer: Wolverine World Wide Inc., of Rockford, Mich.

Hazard: The recalled logger boots could be incorrectly labeled as resistant to electrical current. This poses a shock hazard to consumers who come in contact with an electrical current.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Caterpillar brand steel toe logger boots. The boots were sold in women's and men's sizes. Women's boots were sold in black and have stock number P88030. Men's boots were sold in brown and black and have stock numbers P88033 or P88034. Stock numbers are printed on a label on the tongue of the shoe. The Caterpillar logo and “EH” are also printed on the label. The word “Caterpillar” is printed on the outside of the boots.

Sold at: Shoe stores and other independent retailers nationwide from September 2006 through July 2007 for between $90 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact Wolverine World Wide to receive a free replacement pair of boots.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wolverine World Wide at (800) 789-8586 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.wolverineworldwide.com. Consumers can also send an email to the company at productnotice@wwwinc.com, or write to Attn: Melissa Newman at Wolverine World Wide at 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Mich.49351.

Send the link for this page to a friend!! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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