February 1, 2005
Alert #05-535

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Rossignol and Dynastar Snowboard Bindings

Units: About 11,000 pairs

Manufacturer/Importer: Rossignol Ski Company, Inc. and Skis Dynastar, Inc. of Williston, Vermont

Hazard: The baseplate of the binding can break, resulting in loss of control and possible fall and injury to the snowboarder.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been reports of 23 broken bindings. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes all 2003/2004 model year Rossignol-brand HC 500, Zena, Unit Pack, HC Rental, and Unit Rental snowboard bindings. Also included are the 2003/2004 model year Dynastar-brand Classic RL and Classic Pack snowboard bindings. This recall does not involve current products (2004-2005) or other models.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores and ski and snowboard rental shops nationwide from October 2003 through December 2003 for about $130.

Manufactured In: Taiwan

Remedy: Recalled snowboard bindings should be returned to the place of purchase for a free replacement binding of equal value. This recall was implemented in December 2003.

Consumer Contact: Contact Rossignol Ski Company, Inc. at 877-677-6092 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or Skis Dynastar, Inc. at 800-992-3962 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Snowboard Bindings