The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Marker Völkl USA, of Lebanon, N.H. and Kästle GmbH, of Austria, announced a voluntary recall of about 5,400 Marker and Kästle Twin Cam 12.0 ski bindings today.
Hazard: Steel springs in the heel pieces of the bindings could break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall includes the following 2010-2011 model year Marker and Kästle Twin Cam ski bindings with maximum release/retention settings of 12.0.
Sold at: Ski and specialty sports retailers nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for the Kästle bindings and from July 2010 through December 2010 for the Marker bindings. The bindings sold for between $280 and $340.
|Marker 12.0 TC Comp EPS/white and red|
|Marker 12.0 Free with 90mm or 110mm ski brake/black|
|Marker rMotion 12.0 D/white and red|
|Kästle K12 KTI|
|Kästle K12 CTI with 90mm or 110mm ski brake|
Manufactured in: Czech Republic
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled ski bindings and return Marker bindings to a Marker authorized retailer or return Kästle bindings to a Kästle authorized retailer for a free replacement heel binding. Consumers should bring their ski boots to be sure that the replacement bindings are adjusted correctly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marker Völkl at (800) 453-3862 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Marker at email@example.com or visit Marker's website at www.markerusa.com. Call Kästle collect at (970) 390-4498 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Kästle at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the firm's website at www.kastle-ski.com.