By Anthony Capkun
December 19, 2013 – Health Canada informs us of a recall involving 2012 and 2013 Red Wing Shoe Company work boots in which the toe caps in certain sizes and styles of footwear may not comply with applicable voluntary standards for protective footwear, ASTM F2413 and CSA Z195, and may not withstand impact.
About 9025 pairs were distributed in Canada, and about 105,000 pairs in the United States. Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these work boots.
The relevant steel toe caps all came from a single vendor and contain the size 14 cap, bearing the date code 122. Consumers should check the label on the inside of the tongue of their boots to identify the style number, size, width and manufacturing date. Date codes are visible and stamped, for example, 12/12, 01/13, 09/2013, etc.
The affected boots were sold in sizes 11-18 between October 2012 and November 2013. The toe caps are manufactured in Germany by Esjot Goldenberg, Esjot Group, while the boots are manufactured and assembled in the States.
Consumers should stop using the recalled boots immediately and visit their local Red Wing dealer or contact Red Wing Shoe Company to replace affected pairs.
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