Rome Snowboards Recalls Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2010
Release #10-230
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 289-9990
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Rome Snowboards Recalls Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Snowboard Boot Bindings

Units: About 2,900 in the United States and 220 in Canada

Manufacturer: Rome Snowboards Co., of Waterbury, Vt.

Hazard: The snowboard binding’s base plate can break at cold temperatures, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 14 reports of base plates breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Rome Snowboards Co. 2010 United snowboard bindings. The bindings come in black and red color themes and in sizes small, medium and large. Rome is printed on the highback. The bindings also have graphics on the back of the highback and on the rear portion of the baseplate.

Sold at: The snowboard bindings were sold at snow sports retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $160.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard bindings and contact Rome Snowboards for free replacement bindings.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Rome Snowboards at (866) 289-9990 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.romesnowboards.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1043

Picture of Recalled Snowboard Boot Binding

Picture of Recalled Snowboard Boot Binding