Recall: L.L. Bean Snowshoes and Snowshoe Packages
On 2017-03-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding L.L. Bean Snowshoes and Snowshoe Packages due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2016 for about $170 to $200.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Syngery Sportz shoes recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Skiing/Snowboarding category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The plastic material on the snowshoes can weaken and break during use, posing a fall hazard to users.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the L.L. Bean Adventure Adjustable Snowshoes 25"-30" and L.L. Bean Adventure Adjustable Snowshoe Package 25"-30". The recalled snowshoes have an aluminum frame with Boa bindings and a deck made from polyethylene with "ADVENTURE ADJ 25-30" printed on the side and "L.L. Bean" printed on the front. They were sold in red (Carbon Chili) and blue (Glacier/Teal) and can be worn with men's or women's winter boots. The recalled snowshoe package includes the recalled snowshoes, adjustable snowshoe poles and a bag.
These items were sold new+ at L.L. Bean stores nationwide, L.L. Bean catalog and online at www.llbean.com from November 2016 through February 2017 for about $170 for the snowshoes and $200 for the snowshoe package.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the snowshoes and contact L.L. Bean for a full refund.
L.L. Bean at 800-555-9717 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET any day or online at www.llbean.com and click on "Recall and Safety Info" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of the plastic on the snowshoes cracking. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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