CPSC Recall: Salomon USA recalls ski boot sole pads and ski boots

06/30/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Ogden, UT—Salomon USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voluntarily recalled Salomon “Quest Touring Pads” and Salomon “Quest Pro Pebax” and “Quest Pro” touring-style ski boots. The CPSC announced the recall on June 30, 2010, which advises consumers to stop using the product immediately.

Salomon USA has recalled about 175 pairs of “Quest Touring Pads,” about 83 pairs of “Quest Pro Pebax” and “Quest Pro” ski boots, because the toe portion of the boot can unexpectedly release from the ski binding, which can pose a fall or injury hazard to the user.

At this time, Salomon had received one report of injury involving the recalled product, which included a fractured leg and knee injuries.

The CPSC stated, “This recall involves the Salomon ‘Quest Touring Pads’ distributed as sole pads only, and Salomon ‘Quest Pro Pebax’ and ‘Quest Pro’ ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads. The sole pads have visible steel inserts intended to make these Quest touring-style sole pads compatible with a specific type of touring-style ski binding, commonly referred to by back-country skiers as a ‘low-tech binding.’”

The recalled products were sold at eight selected Salomon USA ski boot dealers, located in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Washington. The products were sold from February 2010 through April 2010 for about $50 for the sole pads and $750 for the ski boots, which are configured with the recalled sole pads.

Consumers are advised to stop using the sole pads and boots immediately, and return them to any authorized Salomon ski dealer to receive a full refund.

For further information, consumers can contact Salomon USA toll-free at (877) 789-5111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by email at [email protected], or visit their website at www.salomon.com.

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