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Flow Sports Inc. Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard bindings

Hazard: A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Repair, replace, refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard bindings and contact Flow Sports for a free repair or to return the bindings for free replacement bindings or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Flow Sports toll-free at (855) 920-9955 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.flow.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.

Units: About 10,400

Description: This recall involves Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard bindings with model names Flite, Haylo, Micron Youth, Flite LTD and Flite MTN. The bindings have a snaplock lever on the rear, a cable adjustment dial on the side of the baseplate, a matte texture finish on the baseplate and a glossy “Flow” and Flow’s logo on the hiback. They are black; black and white; black, white and blue; or black, white, blue and yellow. “Flow” is printed on the side of the bindings.

Incidents/Injuries: Flow Sports has received 30 reports of the pins disengaging from the bindings. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Dick’s Sporting Goods, EVO, SNSboards, Sport Chalet, The House, Wired Sport, Zumiez and other stores nationwide and online from July 2014 through February 2015 for between $110 and $150 for the bindings.

Importer: Flow Sports Inc., of San Clemente, Calif.

Manufactured in: China

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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