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Company recalls anti snakebite boots after contractor bitten during demonstration Anti snakebite boots recalled after demonstrator bitten
facebook email About 1,800 pairs of the Rocky “Silent Hunter” Rubber Snake Boot are being recalled after a contractor demonstrating them was bitten by a snake. (US Consumer Safety Commission)
Looking for a pair of snakebite proof boots? These are not them.
A recall has been issued after a contractor for Rocky Brands shoes suffered injuries during a failed attempt to demonstrate one boot’s ability to block snakebites.
His painful puncture led to Tuesday’s announced recall of about 1,800 pairs of the Rocky “Silent Hunter” Rubber Snake Boot.
“The boots’ snake guard can fail to protect the wearer’s feet from a snake bite,” the recall’s description warns.
The Ohio based company, which specializes in rugged outdoor and occupational footwear, is now offering to refund customers’ money or replace the boots with a pair that have passed their snakebite challenge.
Fortunately for the contractor, the bite proved to be non fatal.
“If he had died we would have handled the recall differently,” a spokesman for the company told NBC News.
there are an estimated 2.5 million venomous bites each year, resulting in about 125,000 deaths, according to the National Library of Medicine. (Rolf Wilms/Rolf Wilms/picture alliance/dpa/)
Worldwide, there are an estimated 2.5 million venomous bites each year, resulting in about 125,000 deaths, according to the National Library of Medicine.