|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011
|Marker Völkl’s Recall Hotline: (800) 453-3862
Kästle’s Recall Hotline: (970) 390-4498 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Marker Völkl USA and Kästle Recall Ski Bindings Due to 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: Marker and Kästle Twin Cam 12.0 ski bindings
Units: About 5,400
Importers: Marker Völkl USA, of Lebanon, N.H. and Kästle GmbH, of Austria
Hazard: Steel springs in the heel pieces of the bindings could break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall includes the following 2010-2011 model year Marker and Kästle Twin Cam ski bindings with maximum release/retention settings of 12.0.
|Marker 12.0 TC Comp EPS/white and red
|Marker 12.0 Free with 90mm or 110mm ski brake/black
|Marker rMotion 12.0 D/white and red
|Kästle K12 KTI
|Kästle K12 CTI with 90mm or 110mm ski brake
Sold at: Ski and specialty sports retailers nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for the Kästle bindings and from July 2010 through December 2010 for the Marker bindings. The bindings sold for between $280 and $340.
Manufactured in: Czech Republic
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled ski bindings and return Marker bindings to a Marker authorized retailer or return Kästle bindings to a Kästle authorized retailer for a free replacement heel binding. Consumers should bring their ski boots to be sure that the replacement bindings are adjusted correctly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marker Völkl at (800) 453-3862 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Marker at email@example.com or visit Marker’s website at www.markerusa.com. Call Kästle collect at (970) 390-4498 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Kästle at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firm’s website at www.kastle-ski.com
Marker 12.0 Free
Marker 12.0 TC Comp EPS
Marker rMotion 12.0 D
Kästle K12 CTI
Kästle K12 KTI
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