Salomon USA Recalls Ski Bindings Due to Unexpected Release, Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2009
Release # 10-045
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 789-5111
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Salomon USA Recalls Ski Bindings Due to Unexpected Release, Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Alpine Ski Bindings

Units: About 10,000

Importer: Salomon USA, of Ogden, Utah

Manufacturer: Salomon SAS, of France

Hazard: The toe component of the ski bindings could fail to fully secure the ski boot to the ski binding, causing the binding to release unexpectedly. This could cause the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of injuries, including a broken leg and a knee injury.

Description: This recall involves the Salomon alpine ski bindings with models LZ 7, LZ 8, LZ 9, LZ 7 SR, LZ 8 SR, LZ 8 SC, and J LZ 9 and the Atomic ski bindings with model Evox 2.8, Evox 2.8+, Evox 2.8++, and FFG 8. "Salomon" or "Atomic" and the respective model number are displayed on the ski bindings. The toe components bear a production date code ending in "8" that can be found on the center plate where the toe of a ski boot contacts the toe component of the bindings.

Sold at: Authorized Salomon USA and Atomic USA ski dealers nationwide from September 2008 through October 2009 for between $90 and $160.

Manufactured in: Romania

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ski bindings immediately and return the Salomon-brand ski bindings to any authorized Salomon ski dealer, or return the Atomic-brand ski bindings to any authorized Atomic ski dealer, for a free inspection and replacement of the toe component.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 789-5111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday; email qualityinfo.usa@salomon-sports.com, or visit the firm’s Web sites at www.salomon.com or www.atomicsnow.com

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10045.html

Picture of Recalled  Alpine Ski Bindings