After an incident in which a contractor who was demonstrating the safety features of Rocky’s Silent Hunter snake boots was bitten through the boot which was supposed to protect him, the company has recalled 1,800 pairs of the boots. It is not clear to what extent these injuries were suffered but Rocky did note in a statement that the contractor did not die from the bite.
Recall detail from the CPSC are as follows:
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.
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.
Various retailers nationwide, including Tomlinson’s, Bowie Outfitters, and Mossy Oak stores, and online at www.rockyboots.com during March 2015 for about $200.
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 protected], or online at www.rockybrands.com or www.rockyboots.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.