More than 110,000 of the iconic Red Wing Shoe Co. steel-toe work boots are being recalled due to a safety defect.
According to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the boot's steel toe protection "could fail to protect the wearer's feet in an impact." No injuries have been reported involving the defective items, most of which were made in Red Wing, but the company is offering free replacements for 45 styles of work boots purchased between Dec. 2012 and Nov. 2013.
The boots retail for up to $340 apiece.
The recall is due to a defective part from a German-based supplier, according to company officials. It effects roughly 105,000 boots sold in the United States and another 9,000 in Canada.
The Red Wing Shoe Co. self-reported the defect to the Safety Commission after the issue was discovered during the company's quality control process. It's believed to be the company's first recall in at least 15 years.
Consumers in possession of the affected boots should stop wearing them immediately. Contact the store in which they were purchased or the manufacturer directly at 1-800-733-9464 for a free replacement.
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