Marker Recalls Kingpin Alpine Touring Ski Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 21:30
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Consumer Product Safety Commission

Name of product: Kingpin 10 and Kingpin 13 alpine touring ski bindings

Hazard: The steel pins in the toe unit can break and reduce the release force of the binding, causing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: October 9, 2018

Units: About 4,100 (in addition, about 2,200 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involve s 2017-2018 Kingpin models 10 and 13 ski binding, with a black body and gold or copper accent coloring. The bindings are used with alpine touring ski boots with metal pintech inserts in the toe of each boot. The recalled toe units have heel units with serial numbers on the back in the following ranges: Kingpin 10 (337804 – 418632) and Kingpin 13 (337798 – 411728).

Model Number

Product Name 

Accent Color

7733R1MA

KINGPIN 10; 75 - 100 mm

gold

7733R1MB

KINGPIN 10; 100 - 125 mm

gold

7933R1MA

KINGPIN 13; 75 - 100 mm

gold

7734R1MA

KINGPIN 10 Demo; 75 - 100 mm

gold

7934R1MB

KINGPIN 13 Demo; 100 - 125 mm    

gold

7933R1MB

KINGPIN 13; 100 - 125 mm

gold

7733S1MA

KINGPIN 10; 75 - 100 mm

copper

7733S1MB

KINGPIN 10; 100 - 125 mm

copper

7933S1MA

KINGPIN 13; 75 - 100 mm

copper

7933S1MB

KINGPIN 13; 100 - 125 mm

copper

7734S1MA

KINGPIN 10 Demo; 75 - 100 mm

copper

7934S1MB

KINGPIN 13 Demo; 100 - 125 mm

copper

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bindings and return them to a Marker authorized retailer to obtain a free replacement toe unit. Consumers should bring their boots to be sure their bindings are adjusted correctly.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Specialty ski and backcountry equipment stores nationwide and online at evo.com, backcountry.com, and theskimonster.com from March 2017 through April 2018 for between $500 and $650.

Manufacturer(s): Marker CZ, of Czech Republic

Importer(s): Marker USA, of Lebanon, N.H.

Manufactured In: Czech Republic

Recall number: 19-006

Consumer Contact: Marker USA at 800-453-3862 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, email at [email protected]-usa.com or online at https://www.marker.net/en-us/ and click on More Info in the recall section for more information.
 

Posting Dates: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Wednesday, October 14, 2020