Marker Völkl USA and Kästle Recall Ski Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 12, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Marker and Kästle Twin Cam 12.0 ski bindings

Units: About 5,400

Importers: Marker Völkl USA, of Lebanon, N.H. and Kästle GmbH, of Austria

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.

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

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.

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 protected] 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 [email protected] or visit the firm’s website at www.kastle-ski.com

Source: cpsc.gov