Recall: SCARPA North America F1 EVO Ski Boots with Tronic System Component
On 2015-03-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SCARPA North America F1 EVO Ski Boots with Tronic System Component due to a potential fall and injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2014 for about $700.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Scarpa ski boots recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 2nd recall of products in the Skiing/Snowboarding category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 998-2895
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What is the problem?
The Tronic system, can unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, not allowing the boot to release from the binding, posing a fall or injury hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the men's and women's SCARPA F1 EVO ski boots with the Tronic system component. The Tronic system locks the boot into the ski binding. The boots were sold in royal blue for men and aqua blue for women with "SCARPA" written in white letters on the lower outer side of the boot. The model name "F1 EVO" is printed on the upper right outside ankle cuff of the boots.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/52491r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Authorized SCARPA dealers and retailers in the United States and Canada, including Oregon Mountain Community, REI and Skimo Co., and online at www.scarpa.com from October 2014 through January 2015 for about $700.
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 boots and contact SCARPA North America for a full refund.
SCARPA North America toll-free at (866) 998-2895 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.scarpa.com and click on the tab marked "F1 EVO RECALL" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received two reports of torn knee ligament injuries following falls, when the boots failed to release from the binding.
+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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