April 25, 2006

Rocky Shoes & Boots, Inc. Announces Recall of Menís Safety-Toe Hiker Boots

Name of Product: Menís Safety Toe Waterproof Hiker Boots

Units: About 1,300

Distributor: Rocky Shoes & Boots Inc., of Nelsonville, Ohio

Hazard: Product testing has demonstrated that the boots may not comply with applicable safety standards for crush and impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact foot injuries.

Description: The recalled boots are sold under the Georgia Boot brand name and include style numbers G1623 and G1624. The style numbers appear on sewn-in labels inside the boot. These boots come in brown, rust, beige, and brown Nubuck, which is a light, brushed, full-grain leather, with black or tan nylon mesh and are fully lined with breathable moisture wicking material. The hooks and eyelets are set on steel washers with a rubber sole. The Georgia Boot brand name appears on the outer tongue label and the backstrap webbing.

Sold through: The recalled boots were sold nationwide through independent shoe stores, Web sites and other retail outlets from October 2005 through February 2006 for between $90 and $100.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the boots immediately and return their boots to the place where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Rocky Shoes & Boots Inc. toll-free at (866) 762-5972, Ext. 2539 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at www.georgiaboot.com