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Marker Recalls Kingpin Ski Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

  • Recalled ski binding in gold, sold with or without Marker branding in the highlighted area.
  • Recalled ski binding in copper, sold with or without Marker branding in the highlighted area.
  • Location of the serial number on the heel unit of the recalled ski binding.
Name of Product:
Kingpin 10 and Kingpin 13 alpine touring ski bindings
Hazard:

The steel pins in the toe unit can break and reduce the release force of the binding, causing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
October 09, 2018
Units:
About 4,100 (in addition, about 2,200 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Marker USA at 800-453-3862 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, email at kingpin.exchange@mdv-usa.com or online at https://www.marker.net/en-us/ and click on More Info in the recall section for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involve s 2017-2018 Kingpin models 10 and 13 ski binding, with a black body and gold or copper accent coloring. The bindings are used with alpine touring ski boots with metal pintech inserts in the toe of each boot. The recalled toe units have heel units with serial numbers on the back in the following ranges: Kingpin 10 (337804 – 418632) and Kingpin 13 (337798 – 411728).

 

Model Number Product Name Accent Color
7733R1MA KINGPIN 10; 75 - 100 mm gold
7733R1MB KINGPIN 10; 100 - 125 mm gold
7933R1MA KINGPIN 13; 75 - 100 mm gold
7734R1MA KINGPIN 10 Demo; 75 - 100 mm gold
7934R1MB KINGPIN 13 Demo; 100 - 125 mm gold
7933R1MB KINGPIN 13; 100 - 125 mm gold
7733S1MA KINGPIN 10; 75 - 100 mm copper
7733S1MB KINGPIN 10; 100 - 125 mm copper
7933S1MA KINGPIN 13; 75 - 100 mm copper
7933S1MB KINGPIN 13; 100 - 125 mm copper
7734S1MA KINGPIN 10 Demo; 75 - 100 mm copper
7934S1MB KINGPIN 13 Demo; 100 - 125 mm copper

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these bindings and return them to a Marker authorized retailer to obtain a free replacement toe unit. Consumers should bring their boots to be sure their bindings are adjusted correctly.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Specialty ski and backcountry equipment stores nationwide and online at evo.com, backcountry.com, and theskimonster.com from March 2017 through April 2018 for between $500 and $650.

Manufacturer(s):

Marker CZ, of Czech Republic

Manufactured In:
Czech Republic
Importer(s):

Marker USA, of Lebanon, N.H.

Recall number:
19-006
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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SaferProducts.gov