Ski binding recall

On January 25, 2011 the 2010-2011 Marker / Kästle Twin Cam Ski Bindings have been ordered safety recalled.

This recall includes the following 2010-2011 model year adult Marker/Kästle Twin Cam ski bindings with a maximum release/retention setting of 12.0. Some of the recalled Marker rMotion and sMotion ski bindings were sold as ski/binding systems with Völkl skis. All of the recalled Kästle bindings were sold as ski/binding systems with Kästle skis. The following models are being recalled:

  • Kästle K12 CTI (90mm and 110mm brake)
  • Kästle K12 IBC
  • Kästle K12 KTI
  • Marker 12.0 TC Comp EPS in white/red
  • Marker sMotion 12.0 TC in black/silver
  • Marker sMotion 12.0 TC D in black/silver
  • Marker Völkl rMotion 12.0 D system in white/red

What is the danger?

The steel spring in the heel piece of some bindings may crack or break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

At time of the recall Health Canada, Kästle Canada and Marker Völkl Canada have not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these ski bindings.

What should I do?

You should stop using these bindings and return them to a Kästle or Marker Authorized Retailer to determine if they are covered by this recall. Heel pieces of recalled bindings will be replaced at no charge. Skiers should bring their boots to be sure their bindings are adjusted correctly.

For additional information, consumers may contact Marker Völkl Canada toll-free at (888) 273-4791, by email at moc.adanacrekram|ofni#moc.adanacrekram|ofni, or visit the company's website.

You can also contact Kästle Canada by collect call at (604) 657-5010, by email at moc.iks-eltseak|ofni#moc.iks-eltseak|ofni, or visit the company's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 483 pairs of the recalled Marker Völkl ski bindings were sold across Canada. Approximately 52 pairs of the recalled Kästle ski bindings were sold in Kelowna and Whistler, British Columbia.

The recalled ski bindings were sold from January 2010 to December 2010. These products were manufactured in the Czech Republic by Marker CZ of the Czech Republic. The distributor is Marker Völkl Canada of Toronto, Ontario, and Newman Agency for Kästle Canada of Whistler, British Columbia.