Recall: C. O. Lynch Enterprises Inc. Recalls Itasca Fusion Hiker Boots Due to Foot Injury Hazard

August 18, 2011
Release #11-307
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 225-2565
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

C. O. Lynch Enterprises Inc. Recalls Itasca Fusion Hiker Boots Due to Foot Injury Hazard
Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Itasca Fusion Hiker boots

Units: About 5,200

Distributor: C. O. Lynch Enterprises, Inc., of Roseville, Minn.

Hazard: The boots could fail to provide the intended protection against compression and impact, posing the risk of a foot injury to consumers. The boots have hard composite toe material rather than steel.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: Itasca men's shoes sizes 7 to 14 with the model name Fusion Hikers are being recalled. The model name Fusion, style number 45513 and order numbers 22215, 22216 or 22217 are printed on a label on the underside of the tongue. The word Itasca and the Itasca logo are embossed on the top of the tongue of the shoe and are also imprinted on the removable insole. The shoe is black with leather and nylon upper and a thermoplastic rubber (TPR) outsole. "Steel Toe" is printed on a tag on the outside of the shoe.

Sold exclusively at: Big 5 Sporting Goods Stores between March 2011 and June 2011 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and return the shoes to C. O. Lynch for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact C. O. Lynch toll-free at (800) 225-2565 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or via email at