Scorpion Industrial Safety Footwear Inc. and CSA International Announce the Voluntary Recall of Scorpion Safety Footwear, sold Throughout Canada Except in Ontario

January 13, 2004

In cooperation with CSA International, Scorpion Industrial Safety Footwear Inc. of Markham, ON, (905-475-1690) announced today the voluntary recall of up to 6,200 pairs of Scorpion safety footwear. Testing of the affected safety footwear indicates it fails to meet the Grade 1 Toe Impact and Sole Penetration Resistance test requirements of CSA Standard Z195, Protective Footwear, and may pose a threat of serious injury to the user. In addition, the affected safety footwear bears unauthorized or counterfeit CSA trademarks.

Scorpion and CSA International have not received any reports of injury or death related to these products.

The Scorpion safety footwear were sold at safety footwear retailers throughout Canada, excluding Ontario, between September 2003 to December 2003.

The safety footwear affected by this recall are style numbers S-818-H, S-828-H, S-914-L, S-916-M, S-918-H, S-926-M, S-928-H and S-936-M. All affected safety footwear have “LM 1265389″ marked on the label sewn on the inside of the footwear’s tongue and bear green triangles and Omega (ie. “W”) tags sewn onto the outside of the footwear that incorporate unauthorized or counterfeit CSA trademarks. All affected footwear have the Scorpion trademark on the outer tongue of the footwear. The affected safety footwear may be constructed with black leather or beige “nuskin” uppers and be sold in styles ranging from oxford shoes to full-length construction boots.

Consumers should stop using the affected safety footwear immediatelyand return them to their retailer directly to obtain a replacement / refund.

CSA International  is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on over one billion products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group , which consists of CSA International, CSA , a developer of standards and codes, and QMI  for management systems registration.

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