About 5,200 units of Itasca Fusion Hiker boots are being recalled due to foot injury hazard. The boots were sold exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods. The boots could fail to provide the intended protection against
compression and impact, posing the risk of a foot injury to consumers.
The boots have hard composite toe material rather than steel.

No injuries have been reported.

The distributor is C. O. Lynch Enterprises, Inc., of Roseville, Minn.

Itasca men's shoes sizes 7 to 14 with the model name Fusion Hikers are being recalled. The model name Fusion, style number 45513 and order numbers 22215, 22216 or 22217 are printed on a label on the underside of the tongue. The word Itasca and the Itasca logo are embossed on the top of the tongue of the shoe and are also imprinted on the removable insole. The shoe is black with leather and nylon upper and a thermoplastic rubber (TPR) outsole. “Steel Toe” is printed on a tag on the outside of the shoe.

They were sold at Big 5 Sporting Goods Stores between March 2011 and June 2011 for about $50.

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and return the shoes to C. O. Lynch for a full refund. C. O. Lynch can be contacted toll-free at (800) 225-2565 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or via email at itascacol@aol.com