Building bindings is a pain in the ass, especially when you have to recall 3,120 of them because they are too dangerous to ride.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Rome Snowboards is officially recalling the 2010 United binding (pictured above) because “the base plates can break at cold temperatures,” which sadly is pretty much the only time they are used.
The snowboard bindings were sold at snow sports retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $160. . . Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard bindings and contact Rome Snowboards for free replacement bindings.
Damn, those China bindings. . . Luckily, no injuries have been reported and Rome will be replacing them—all 3,120 of them.
Follow the jump for all the details.
Rome Snowboards Recalls Bindings Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, May 12 — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Snowboard Boot Bindings
Units: About 2,900 in the United States and 220 in Canada
Manufacturer: Rome Snowboards Co., of Waterbury, Vt.
Hazard: The snowboard binding’s base plate can break at cold temperatures, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 14 reports of base plates breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Rome Snowboards Co. 2010 United snowboard bindings. The bindings come in black and red color themes and in sizes small, medium and large. Rome is printed on the highback. The bindings also have graphics on the back of the highback and on the rear portion of the baseplate.
Sold at: The snowboard bindings were sold at snow sports retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $160.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard bindings and contact Rome Snowboards for free replacement bindings.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Rome Snowboards at (866) 289-9990 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.romesnowboards.com.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1043
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 289-9990
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7601
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983