A Slip and Fall of Another Kind: Ski Bindings Recalled Due to Hazard of Unexpected Release and Fall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Salomon USA and Salomon SAS of France, have announced a voluntary recall of certain models of Alpine
Ski Bindings sold throughout the United States by Salomon USA and Atomic USA dealers from September 2008 through October of 2009. This may include retailers in
Missouri and Kansas.

The bindings have a defective toe component. The defective toe component may not appropriately secure the ski boot to the binding, resulting in an unexpected release. Should this occur, a skier may lose control, fall and suffer injury.

To date, incident reports have included a broken leg and knee injury.

The recall applies to a total of approximately 10,000 units of the following models of ski bindings:

Salomon models: LZ 7; LZ 7 SR; LZ 8; LZ 8 SR; LZ 8 SC; LZ 9; and J LZ 9. Atomic models: FFG8;Evox 2.8; Evox 2.8+; and Evox 2.8++.

Skiers are advised to stop using the bindings in question and to return them to authorized Salomon and Atomic dealers for free replacement of the toe component.

An unexpected release of a ski binding is a significant event to a skier. Although injury may not result, the possibility of significant injury is certainly present.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.