About 1,800 hunting boots have been recalled by Rocky Brands Inc., of Nelsonville, Ohio. The boots’ snake guard can fail to protect the wearer’s feet from a snake bite. The recalled boots are 16-inch tall rubber hunting boots sold under the Rocky brand name. The recalled boots have a camouflage pattern on the outside of the shaft and foot. A white label on the inside of the shaft of has the Rocky logo, product number RKYS153, a date code between 12-14 and 01-15 in the MM-YY format and the words “Men’s 16 Silent Hunter Snake Boot, Camo” below the product number and date code. The company reports one incident of the boots’ snake guard failing in which a Rocky Brands contractor sustained injuries from a snake bite while demonstrating the product.
The boots were sold at various retailers nationwide, including Tomlinson’s, Bowie Outfitters, and Mossy Oak stores, and online at www.rockyboots.com during March 2015 for about $200. Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact Rocky Brands for a full refund or a free pair of replacement snakebite-proof hunting boots in one of the following models: Lynx Snake, Classic Lynx Snake, Prolight Snake in lace up, pull-on or side-zip styles. Contact Rocky Brands Inc. toll-free at 866-245-2159 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, email at email@example.com, or online at www.rockybrands.com or www.rockyboots.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.
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