Marker and Kastle issued voluntary recalls for a handful of bindings due to a defect that could cause the skier to fall – though no injuries have been reported.
“Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed,” according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release.
The recall, which affects about 5,400 units, includes 2010-11 Marker and Kastle Twin Cam bindings with a max DIN setting of 12. Steel springs in the heel pieces could break and cause injuries.
The Kastle bindings being recalled are made by Marker but branded as Kastle.
Consumers are instructed to return the bindings to an authorized dealer immediately to have the issue resolved for free. Shops should have been contacted and given instruction on how to handle the recall. If not, retailers should contact their brand representative.
Geoff Curtis, Marker-Völkl USA’s marketing vice president, says the company had replacement heel pieces sent to shops for a near-seamless replacement.
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