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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the LL Bean, today announced a voluntary recall of Stabilicer Lite cleats. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Stabilicer Lite Cleats
Units: About 7,000
Distributor: L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine
Manufacturer: 32 Degrees North, of Biddeford, Maine
Hazard: The elastic harness system attaching the cleats to footwear can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the harness breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Stabilicers Lite cleats with model number BNX9. The cleats are worn over footwear for traction in winter walking conditions. The recalled cleats were sold in blue, orange, and pink. Black Stabilicers Lite cleats are not included in this recall. The cleats were sold in sizes small through extra large. The name Stabilicers Lite appears in raised letters on the underside of the harness.
Sold at: L.L. Bean stores nationwide, LLBean.com and the L.L. Bean catalog from August 2008 through November 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cleats and contact L.L. Bean to receive a replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.llbean.com