Saturday, September 29, 2007

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

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. Stocknumbers 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 ofboots.
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 Consumers can also send an email to the company at, or write to Attn: Melissa Newman at Wolverine World Wide at 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Mich.49351.

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