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Default Timberland Recalls Children's Boots Due to Lead Paint Standard Violation

December 16, 2009
Release # 10-076 Firmís Recall Hotline: (800) 445-5545


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Classic Scuffproof Boots

Units: About 21,000

Importer: The Timberland Company, of Stratham, N.H.

Hazard: The logo stamped onto the childrenís bootís insoles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves childrenís Timberland 6Ē Classic Scuffproof boots. The boots are wheat-colored leather and were sold in toddler size 4 through junior size 7. Model and manufacturer/date code numbers included in this recall are listed below. The model and manufacturer date code numbers are printed below the size on a white tag inside the boots.

Model Numbers Manufacturer/Date Codes
34772 6456
6556
6656
6756
6856
34872
34972

Sold at: Shoe stores and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2009 through October 2009 for between $50 and $70. (Gotta pay big bucks for lead paint, I guess!)

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled boots away from children and contact Timberland to receive free replacement insoles for the boots.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Timberland at (800) 445-5545 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at www.timberland.com
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