facebook page
Follow Me on Pinterest
twitter page
google plus page
rss feed

Recalled Product

Item detail and remedy information

Search Recalls or Browse by Category
Consumer Products (?)
Food & Health (?)
Vehicles (?)

Recall: Youth GNU Snowboard Bindings


On 2013-05-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Youth GNU Snowboard Bindings due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $125 to $310.

About 500 units are involved in this Mervin Manufacturing snowboard binding recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 3rd recall of products in the Sports Gear, n.e.c. category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

Check My Snowboard Binding  |   See Other Recalled Sports Gear, n.e.c.

Youth GNU Snowboard Bindings
Image of Recalled GNUNIOR Black 331240
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 905-0551

Do you work for a company involved with this recall? Contact us to learn how you can control data, information and ads shown on this page.

What is the problem?

The ankle straps can break posing a fall hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled snowboard bindings include men's, youth, and women's sizes. The bindings attach to the snowboard with screws, and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. The brand name "GNU" is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging. The following styles and SKU numbers are included in the recall:

  Name SKU #

Note: Adult sizes and styles were also recalled.

This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at

These items were sold new+ at Specialty Sports Inc., REI and other national, small chain and independent sporting goods stores, and online at and from August 2012 to March 2013 for between $125 and $310.

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 bindings and contact Mervin Manufacturing for instructions for receiving free replacement straps.  

Mervin Manufacturing at (800) 905-0551 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall for additional information.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received 30 reports of the binding straps breaking. No injuries were reported.

Back to Top

+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


Own a Different Snowboard Binding?

Add it to Items I Own,™ and our system will check it for past recalls, then keep checking daily, so you don't have to. Click "I Own a Similar Item" to continue.

Items I Own™ is a free WeMakeItSafer service.

Latest Safety Recalls

Select image for details, including additional styles.




Do you have comments or questions about this recall? Share them here.

Note: The recalling companies may not be monitoring these comments; they should be directed toward the public. Community Guidelines apply.

comments powered by Disqus
Back to Top

Similar Products Recalled Recently:

See All Similar Recalls
Pacific Cycle Infant Bicycle Helmets with Magnetic No-pinch Buckle Chin Straps
US Divers and Aqua Lung Sport branded Youth Snorkeling Masks by Santa Cruz Jr.
Martinique LX Jr. Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets by US Divers
Triple Eight, Sector 9 and Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets for Children and Youth
Triple Eight, Sector 9 and Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets for Children and Youth

Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

Search Recalled Products or Browse by Category
Consumer Products (?)
Food & Health (?)
Vehicles (?)
Latest Product Recalls
Register Products
Check for Recalls
Find Resources
Brands & Retailers
Connect to Customers

Consignment Sales
Check Inventory
Install Recall Finder
Take Safety Pledge

Home Inspectors
Check Appliances
APIs & Feeds
Recall Search for Web
Recall Search for Mobile
Facebook Apps

Product Recall Statistics