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Red Wing Shoe recalls thousands of work boots

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RED WING, Minn. -- Red Wing Shoe Co. is recalling thousands of work boots in the United States and Canada after a problem was found with the steel toecap.

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The cap in the boots “could fail to protect the wearer’s feet in an impact,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported.

The recall affects about 105,000 pairs in the U.S. and 9,000 in Canada.

All boots that are part of the recall were made in the United States, and most came from Red Wing, company spokesman Peter Engel said.

The issue was due to a defective part from a supplier in Europe, Engel added.

The recall involves more than 40 styles of men’s steel toe work boots in sizes 11 to 18 and widths ranging from B to H. The boots have 6-, 8-, 10- or 11-inch ankle height and are black, brown or maroon leather.

People should return affected boots to the place of purchase or contact Red Wing Shoe. They will get a free replacement pair.

For more information, visit www.redwingshoes.com and click on Safety Notice or contact Red Wing Shoes at (800) 733-9464 or voluntary.recall@redwingshoes.com.

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