Consumer product recall

Red Wing Shoes recalls steel-toe work boots

Starting date:
December 19, 2013
Posting date:
December 19, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and the Red Wing Shoe Company.

Affected products

Red Wing Shoe Company work boots

Product description

This recall involves 2012 and 2013 Red Wing Shoe Company work boots with the following styles.

This following styles are included in this recall:
Styles Description
2412 Men's 8 inch Maroon leather boot
2414 Men's 8 inch Maroon leather boot
2416 Men's 8 inch Black leather boot
3505 Men's 11 inch pull-on Maroon leather boot
3507 Men's 6 inch Black leather boot
3508 Men's 8 inch Maroon leather boot
3526 Men's 6 inch Black leather boot
3528 Men's 8 inch Brown leather boot
3568 Men's 8 inch Brown leather boot
4273 Men's 8 inch Black leather boot

Date codes are visible to the consumer and stamped on inside gusset (tongue) label, for example:  12/12, 01/13, or 09/2013, etc.

The relevant steel toe caps all came from a single vendor and contain the size 14 cap, bearing the date code 122. The affected boots were sold in sizes 11-18 between October 2012 and November 2013. Consumers should check the gusset label of their boots to identify the style number, size, width and manufacturing date. The gusset label is located on the inside of the boot tongue.

Hazard identified

The toe caps, in certain sizes and styles of protective footwear sold in Canada, may not comply with applicable voluntary standards for protective footwear, ASTM F2413 and CSA Z195, and may not withstand impact.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these work boots.

Number sold

Approximately 9,025 pairs were distributed in Canada and about 105 000 pairs in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled work boots were sold from December 2012 to November 2013 at Red Wing Shoe Company stores and authorized dealers across Canada and  f rom October 2012 to November 2013 the United States.

Place of origin

The toe caps are manufactured in Germany, while the boots are manufactured and assembled in the United States of America.



Esjot Goldenberg, Esjot Group



Red Wing Shoe Co.

Red Wing



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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled boots immediately and visit their local Red Wing dealer or contact Red Wing Shoe Company for replacement of affected pairs. Pairs without a recalled toe cap will be returned to the consumer.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.