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.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 905-0551
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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:
Note: Adult sizes and styles were also recalled.
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/2013/33615r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Specialty Sports Inc., REI and other national, small chain and independent sporting goods stores, and online at www.backcountry.com and www.mervin.com 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 www.mervin.com 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.
+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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