|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 535-7555
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: Alpine Ski Bindings
Units: About 125,000 (an additional 1.0 million were sold outside the U.S.)
Manufacturer: Atomic Skis GmbH, of Austria
Hazard: The heel housing of the bindings can crack, causing the binding to release unexpectedly. This can cause the skier to lose control or fall and suffer injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of injuries, including a concussion and injuries to the shoulder and knee from falls.
Description: The recall affects the heel components of the following Atomic alpine ski bindings: Race 310, Race 412, RaceRace 310, RaceRace 412, Xentrix 310, Xentrix 311, Xentrix 412, C310, C311, C412, CR 310, CR 412, R 310, R 412, SX 310, SX 412, Device 311, Device 412, Centro 310, Centro 412, and Dynamic ADX 312, RD10, X412, Centro 412. The recall includes only those bindings manufactured from 1998 through 2002 The year of manufacture can be located on the underside of the heel lever.
Sold at: Authorized Atomic USA ski dealers nationwide from 1998 through 2005 for between $150 and $350.
Manufactured in: Austria
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these ski bindings immediately and return them to any authorized Atomic Ski dealer for a voucher toward a new heel component.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Atomic Ski USA toll-free at (888) 535-7555 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday; e-mail consumerserviceUS@atomicsnow.com; or visit the firm's Web site at www.atomicsnow.com
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