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  • Wolverine Recalls Caterpillar Logger Boots; Can Pose Shock Hazard

    Note: I don't usually post these but since its something that many people might wear daily I though I would this time.

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20207

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 28, 2007
    Release #07-291

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 789-8586
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

    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 [Bob D: No surprise there huh?]

    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.

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
    recalled products, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07291.html

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    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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