Recall news

AP News
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 3:20 PM

The following recall has been announced:



DETAILS: Snowboard bindings imported by Bon Hiver Inc., of Chester, N.Y.; sold at, ski and snowboard retailers from November to December 2011. The bindings were sold in pairs, each 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 base plate is flat and made of black plastic. It has four locking mechanisms to attach it to the board. The snowboard bindings were manufactured in China.

WHY: The binding's base plate can fracture from impact during use, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders.

INCIDENTS: Bon Hiver has received two reports of the base plates fracturing during use. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

HOW MANY: About 200.

FOR MORE: Contact Bon Hiver at 877-456-2320 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT.