On November 19, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of certain Salomon ski bindings. The toe component of the affected ski bindings could fail to fully secure the ski boot to the ski binding, causing the binding to release unexpectedly and leading to injuries. Users of the recalled bindings should discontinue use immediately and return the bindings to their authorized dealer with a free inspection and replacement of the toe component.
The affected bindings were sold at Salomon USA and Atomic USA dealers nationwide from September, 2008 through October, 2009 for between $90 and $160. Affected models include LZ 7, LZ 8, LZ 9, LZ 7 SR, LZ 8 SR, LZ 8 SC, and J LZ 9 and the Atomic ski bindings with model Evox 2.8, Evox 2.8+, Evox 2.8++, and FFG 8. “Salomon” or “Atomic” and the respective model number are displayed on the ski bindings. The toe components bear a production date code ending in “8” that can be found on the center plate where the toe of the ski boot contacts the toe component of the bindings. The affected bindings were manufactured in Romania.
For additional information, contact Salomon at (877) 789-5111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. mountain time Monday through Friday, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the web sites www.salomon.com or www.atomicsnow.com.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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