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Salewa Recalls Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots Due to Fall Hazard

October 21, 2022

For current information please visit https://www.salewa.com/en-us/recall

/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Recall Date: October 21, 2022

Recall Number: 22-DRAFT FOR CLEARANCE (FAST TRACK)

Recall Summary – U.S. & Canada

Name of Product: Men’s and Women’s Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots manufactured before April 2022 (the “Recalled AT2 Boots”). Men’s and Women’s Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots manufactured after April 2022 are not included in the recall.

Hazard: If the Recalled AT2 Boots are laced loosely or untied, unlaced at the ankle support of the boot, not laced through the eyelet, or the lace hooks are left unlaced, etc., it is unlikely but possible that the lace hook on the inside of one boot can catch on a loose cable on the inside of the other boot, posing a tripping and/or fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.

Dealers should immediately stop selling the Recalled AT2 Boots, and consumers should immediately stop using the Recalled AT2 Boots.

Remedy: Dealers and consumers should return all Recalled AT2 Boots directly to Salewa for replacement with the Fall 22 AT2 Boots or comparable Salewa product.

Consumer Contact: Salewa toll-free at 844-412-7013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at AlpTrainer2@salewa.com or online at www.salewa.com/en-us/ and click on “Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Voluntary Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: Less than 12,725 pairs in the US and Canada. This number includes both Recalled AT2 Boots and AT2 Boots not subject to the recall. Salewa is in the process of identifying how many of the 12,725 pairs of boots are Recalled AT2 Boots.

Description: This recall involves the men’s and women’s models of the Salewa Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots manufactured through March 2022. Boots manufactured in April 2022 and later are not subject to the recall.

Recalled AT2 Boot 

Recalled AT2 Boots can be identified by the production date on the inside of the tongue label of the boot. The production date on the label starts with an “FS”. The numbers on the label indicate year and month of production as follows: the first number is the last number of the year of production and the second number designates the month of production. Thus, e.g., FS 2-04 designates a production date of April 2022.

All AT2 Boots with production dates FS 1-xx, FS 2-01, FS 2-02, and FS 2-03 are subject to recall. For AT2 Boots with production date FS 2-04, only Men’s AT2 Boots in black/black are subject to recall. All AT2 Boots with production dates starting with FS 2-04 and later (e.g., FS 2-05, 2-06, etc.) are not subject recall (except as to Men’s AT2 Boots in black/black) (the “Fall 22 AT2 Boots”).

Fall 22 AT2 Boot not subject to recall

The Men’s Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Boot, model number 00-0000061382 is available in three color options: black/black, raw green/pale frog, and walnut/fluo orange. The Women’s Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Boot model number 00-0000061383 is available in two color options: black/black, and duck green/rhododendron.

The Fall 22 AT2 Boots can be distinguished from the Recalled AT2 Boots by examining the sides of the boots: the Fall 22 AT2 Boots have a covered cable and different lacing point (15mm or 1.5 cm closer to the tongue) than the Recalled AT2 Boots.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of injuries resulting from falls and two reports of users tripping or falling without injury.

Sold at: SAIL, MEC, Ascent Outdoors, Moosejaw and other specialty outdoor stores in the US and Canada and online at Backcountry, Zappos, and Outland USA from March 2021 through October 2022 for $219.95 USD/$289.95 CAD.

Importer: Salewa USA, LLC, of Boulder, Colo.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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