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WORK BOOTS

Units: About 8,400.

Manufacturer: LaCrosse Footwear of Portland, Ore.

Hazard: The protective toe cap on the boots may not provide sufficient impact and compression protection. This could result in crushing, bruising, or other injury to the wearer's foot.

Incidents/injuries: None reported.

Description: The Polar and Trailblazer style boots were sold in black or brown with the company name LaCrosse written on the side of the boot. The boots have the style name Polar or Trailblazer and one of the following style numbers on the inside of the tongue of the boot: 693100, 00693100, and 466000.

Sold at: Independent sporting goods, farm, work and shoe stores nationwide as well as through safety distributors. Boots were sold from June 2002 to July 2004 for between $67 and $110.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the boots immediately and contact LaCrosse to receive a store credit toward the purchase of a new pair.

Consumer Contact: (800) 890-3505 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays, send an e-mail to lacrosserecall@lacrossefootwear.com, or write to LaCrosse Footwear Recall Department, 18550 N.E. Riverside Parkway, Portland, OR 97230.