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Marker Völkl USA and Kästle Recall Ski Bindings

(Image credit: CPSC.)

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.

Recalled Models
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 or visit Marker's website at Call Kästle collect at (970) 390-4498 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Kästle at or visit the firm's website at

(Image credit: CPSC.)

(Image credit: CPSC.)
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