Recall: Salewa North America
On 2016-10-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Salewa North America due to a potential Fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2015 for about $800 to $900. An announcement was originally issued for this product on 0000-00-00.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Salewa North America Inc., of Boulder, Colo. ski boots recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Skiing/Snowboarding category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The ski boots can inadvertently switch from "ski" to "walk" mode, the boots' upper cuffs can separate, and in the Khion Carbon model, the carbon boot shell can crack, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves three models of the Dynafit Khion Ski Boots: (1) Khion Boot Men, (2) Khion Boot Women, and (3) Khion Carbon Boot. The Khion Boot Men is a dark gray boot with gray, black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061502. The Khion Boot Women is a red boot with black, red boot buckles and model number 08-0000061503. The Khion Carbon Boot is a white boot with green, white, black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061504. Additionally, all of the recalled ski boots have the word "KHION" printed across the toe of the boot. The model number is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the inside of the tongue of the ski boot liner.
These items were sold new+ at Christy Sports, Gorsuch, Jackson Hole Sports, REI, and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at backcountry.com, mountaingear.com, MEC.ca, and REI.com from October 2015 through June 2016 for between $800 and $900.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ski boots and contact Dynafit for a full refund or a free replacement.
Dynafit toll-free at 844-412-7013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at http://www.dynafit.com/us/blog/news/recall-khion/ for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of the ski/walk mechanism malfunctioning, seven reports of the upper cuff separating and five reports of the carbon boot shell 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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