|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 243-6735
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: 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings
Units: About 3,500 pairs
Manufacturer: Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah
Hazard: The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboard's bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves 2007 model year Rossignol snowboard bindings. Models included in the recall are: HC 750, HC 1000, HC 2000, HC 3000, HC Mini, HC Amber, HC Diva, HC Harmony, HC Sonar, HC Zena and Jones Brown.
Sold at: Snowboard, ski and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bindings and take them to a Rossignol snowboard retailer for inspection and free replacement t-nuts. Consumers can also contact Rossignol to have a repair kit mailed to them. T-nuts marked in red-ink or with an embossed dot have been repaired.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rossignol at (888) 243-6735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossignol.com. Consumers can also send an email to the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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