Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Strap Failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rossignol Ski Co, today announced a voluntary recall of the 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rossignol Ski Co, today announced a voluntary recall of the 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings

Units: About 3,500 pairs

Manufacturer: Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah

Hazard: The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboard's bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves 2007 model year Rossignol snowboard bindings. Models included in the recall are: HC 750, HC 1000, HC 2000, HC 3000, HC Mini, HC Amber, HC Diva, HC Harmony, HC Sonar, HC Zena and Jones Brown.

Sold at: Snowboard, ski and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bindings and take them to a Rossignol snowboard retailer for inspection and free replacement t-nuts. Consumers can also contact Rossignol to have a repair kit mailed to them. T-nuts marked in red-ink or with an embossed dot have been repaired.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rossignol at (888) 243-6735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossignol.com. Consumers can also send an email to the firm at snowboardconsumer@mountaincenter.com

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08363.html


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