CPSC: Bon Hiver Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Fall Hazards

03/20/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Chester, NY — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bon Hiver Inc. have voluntarily recalled about 200 snowboard bindings for fall hazards posed to snowboarders. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on March 20, 2012.

The snowboard bindings were recalled after discovering that the binding’s base plate can fracture from impact during use, which poses a fall hazard to snowboarders.

“The recalled products are Bon Hiver Freebase snowboard bindings in the following models: 11 Series – Assault or Infrared, 13 Series – Arsenal or Hellfire and 18 Series – Stealth or Storm. The bindings are sold in pairs. Each binding is made up of two pieces: a boot base and a base plate. The boot base, which attaches to the snowboarder’s boot, has a high back, ankle strap, toe strap and footplate. It is made of plastic and aluminum, has six magnets on the underside of the footplate and is made in the following colors: black, blue, red and white. The Bon Hiver logo appears on the back of the boot base near the top and across the ankle strap. The words ‘Bon Hiver Snowboarding’ appear on the heel. The series number is located next to the logo on the back of the boot base and on the side of one of the footplates. The base plate is flat and made of black plastic. It has four locking mechanisms to attach it to the board,” reported the CPSC.

Consumers are advised to return them to Bon Hiver for a free repair and 20 percent refund of the purchase price.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Bon Hiver at (877) 456-2320 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at [email protected]

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