Salomon Alpine and Atomic Ski Bindings RecalledNov 20, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
About 10,000 Salomon USA Alpine and Atomic Ski Bindings have been recalled due to unexpected release and fall hazard the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The defective Salomon Alpine and Atomic Ski Bindings, were made in Romania, imported by Salomon USA, of Ogden, Utah, and manufactured by Salomon SAS, of France.
The toe component of the Salomon Alpine and Atomic 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. To date, the firm has received two reports of injuries, including a broken leg and a knee injury.
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.
The recalled Salomon Alpine and Atomic Ski Bindings were sold at authorized Salomon USA and Atomic USA ski dealers nationwide from September 2008 through October 2009 for between $90 and $160.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using these ski bindings 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.
The firm can be contacted, toll-free, at 1-877-789-5111 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday; by email at email@example.com; or by visiting the firm’s Web sites at www.salomon.com or www.atomicsnow.com.