|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 892-2668
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:
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 email@example.com, or visit the company's Web site at www.nordicausa.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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