Nordica USA Recalls to Repair Skis; Binding Plates Can Break, Poses Fall Hazard to Skiers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
Release #09-127

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 892-2668
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Nordica USA Recalls to Repair Skis; Binding Plates Can Break, Poses Fall Hazard to Skiers

 

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: XBi ALU Skis

Units: About 4,500 pairs

Distributor: Nordica USA, of West Lebanon, N.H.

Hazard: The binding plates could crack or break, causing the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: This recall involves the XBi binding component which has been utilized on the following Nordica ski models and model years:

YearSeries
2006 MACH3POWER
2007 DOBSPIT
2007 MACH3POWER
2007 MACH3
2007 MACH2
2007 HELLCAT
2007 FIREFOX
2007 DOBPROSL
2008 FIREFOX
2008 DOBPROSL
2008 DOBPROGS

Sold by: Ski retailers nationwide from August 2006 through December 2008 for between $800 and $1,500.

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled skis immediately and return them to the retailer for a free replacement binding plate.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nordica USA at (800) 892-2668 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the company at info@nordicausa.com, or visit the company’s Web site at www.nordicausa.com

 

Picture of Recalled Repair Skis