NEW YORK – Safety regulators say Ohio-based Rocky Brands is recalling 1,800 pair of "snake proof" hunting boots because their snake bite protection could fail.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the guard may not protect the wearer's feet from a snake bite. The agency says a Rocky Brands contractor was injured during a recent demonstration after the guard failed.
It says consumers should stop wearing the 16-inch-high rubber boots and contact Rocky Brands for a refund or free replacement.
The boots were sold at retailers and online in March for about $200 per pair. They have a camouflage pattern on the foot and outside shaft, and the product number is RKYS153.
Rocky Brands Inc. of Nelsonville, Ohio, can be reached 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 or by email at email@example.com.