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O’Brien Watersports Recalls Water Skis Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled Performer Pro Combo Skis
Name of Product:
Performer Pro Combo water skis

The skis can detach from the binding during a fall, allowing the ski to break, posing an injury hazard to the user

Recall Date:
March 14, 2019
About 3,560 (in addition, about 700 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

O’Brien Watersports at 800-662-7436 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall for more information.  

Recall Details


This recall involves O’Brien Performer Pro Combo Skis. These skis have a binding mounted to a plastic plate that is then mounted on the ski top. The skis were equipped with O’Brien’s X9 or Avid bindings, printed on the bindings, and an aluminum fin. O’Brien’s Performer Combo Skis, which are equipped with a plastic fin and O’Brien’s “X8” binding, are unaffected by this recall.


Item Number Product Name
2111112 Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/gold
2121100 Performer Pro Combo Skis in red/white/yellow
2141102 Performer Pro Combo Skis in blue/green
2161102 Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/grey/yellow
2181104 Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/grey/yellow

Consumers should immediately stop using the Performer Pro Combo Skis and contact O’Brien Watersports for a store credit or a full refund. 


O’Brien Watersports has received three reports of leg injuries from skis breaking or bindings pulling off the ski during falls while slalom skiing.

Sold At

Overton’s and other watersports and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at from January 2011 to April 2018 for about $300.


Playmaker Co. Ltd. of Taichung, Taiwan, and CHN Mawei, Fuzhou Playmaker Co. Ltd. of Fujian, China

Manufactured In:
Taiwan and China

O’Brien Watersports Inc., of Snoqualmie, Wash.


O’Brien Watersports Inc., of Snoqualmie, Wash.

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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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