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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 United States and 9,000 in Canada.

All the 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.

The boots affected were sold at Red Wing stores and other shoe stores from December 2012 to November 2013 for between $185 and $340, according to the recall information.

Anyone with the affected boots should stop wearing them and return them to the store where they purchased them or contact Red Wing Shoe. They will get a free replacement pair of boots.

For more information on the recall and a list of specific boots affected, visit www.redwingshoes.com and click on Safety Notice or contact Red Wing Shoes by calling 1-800-733-9464 or emailing voluntary.recall@redwingshoes.com.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
(651) 301-7877
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