|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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the company's Web site at www.nordicausa.com