Recall: CPSC, Marker, Kästle recall ski bindings over fall hazards

01/13/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Lebanon, NH—About 5,400 Marker and Kästle Twin Cam 12.0 ski bindings were voluntarily recalled by Marker Völkl USA, of Lebanon, N.H. and Kästle GmbH, of Austria; along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recall was initiated after discovering a fall hazard with the product on January 12, 2011.

A fall hazard was found after discovering that the steel springs in the heel pieces of the bindings could break, prompting the recall.

The CPSC reported, “This recall includes the following 2010-2011 model year Marker and Kästle Twin Cam ski bindings with maximum release/retention settings of 12.0.” The recalled models include:

• 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

Consumers are advised to return the Marker bindings to an authorized Marker retailer for a free replacement heel binding. Kästle bindings can be returned to an authorized Kästle retailer for free replacement heel binding as well. Consumers should bring their ski boots to ensure the replacement bindings are adjusted properly.

For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Marker Völkl at (800) 453-3862 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Marker at [email protected] or visit Marker’s website at www.markerusa.com. Consumers can also call Kästle collect at (970) 390-4498 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Kästle at [email protected] or visit their website at www.kastle-ski.com.

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