|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
May 20, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 985-2191
K2 Sports Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Fall HazardWASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
Name of Product: K2 “Auto” Series Snowboard Bindings, Model Year 2007
Units: About 2,500 pairs
Distributor: K2 Sports, of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The cable that links the toe strap to the binding could break, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the 2007 model year K2 “Auto” snowboard bindings. They were sold in black or white. “K2” and “Auto” are printed on the toe strap.
Sold by: Snowboard, ski, and sporting goods retailers nationwide from August 2007 through May 2008 for about $230.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bindings immediately and take them to the retailer where purchased or contact K2 Sports directly to arrange for free shipment and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact K2 Sports at (800) 985-2191 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email the company at email@example.com, or visit the company’s Web site at www.k2snowboarding.com