As reported by the “Product recall” portal, the manufacturer of the Salewa brand, which offers sports and hiking equipment, has started a voluntary product recall. The hiking boots “Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots” are affected. Both women’s and men’s models of boots made of Goretex are affected. The reason for the recall is a possible risk of falling with some of the models.
A hazard can arise if the user wears the Alp Trainer 2 boots loosely laced or not laced in the ankle area and does not use the eyelets or lace hooks. According to Salewa, it is then “unlikely, but possible, that the shoelace hook on the inside of one boot could catch on a loose steel cable on the inside of the other boot.” This creates a risk of stumbling and/or falling and a risk of injury for the wearer of the hiking boots.
The Alp Trainer 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots affected by the recall were sold across Europe. The following shoes manufactured up to the end of March 2022 are affected.
Salewa asks affected customers to stop using the boots and to get in touch with the following points of contact:
The shoes can be returned to the point of sale or directly to Salewa. Recall ends December 31, 2023.
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