|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 789-5111
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ski Boot Sole Pads with Steel Inserts and All-Terrain Ski Boots configured with them Recalled by Salomon USA 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 Products: Salomon "Quest Touring Pads" and Salomon "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" touring-style ski boots
Units: About 175 pairs of "Quest Touring Pads" about 83 pairs of "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" ski boots
Importer: Salomon USA of Ogden, Utah
Manufacturer: Salomon SAS, of France
Hazard: The toe portion of the boot pad may unexpectedly release from the touring-style ski binding on a ski, posing a fall or injury hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of injury, involving a fractured leg and knee injuries.
Description: This recall involves the Salomon "Quest Touring Pads" distributed as sole pads only, and Salomon "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads. The sole pads have visible steel inserts intended to make these Quest touring-style sole pads compatible with a specific type of touring-style ski binding, commonly referred to by back-country skiers as a "low-tech binding."
Sold at: Eight selected Salomon USA ski boot dealers in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Washington from February 2010 through April 2010 for about $50 for the sole pads and about $750 for the ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads. Other sales agents and consumers were contacted by Salomon.
Manufactured in: Romania
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sole pads and ski boots and return them to any authorized Salomon ski dealer for a refund of their purchase price.
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, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's website at www.salomon.com
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