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SCARPA North America Recalls Ski Boots with Tronic System Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product:  F1 EVO Ski Boots with Tronic system component.

Hazard: The Tronic system, can unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, not allowing the boot to release from the binding, posing a fall or injury hazard.

Remedy:  Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the boots and contact SCARPA North America for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: SCARPA North America toll-free at (866) 998-2895 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.scarpa.com and click on the tab marked “F1 EVO RECALL” for more information.

Units: About 2100 in U.S. and 250 in Canada

Description: This recall involves the men’s and women’s SCARPA F1 EVO ski boots with the Tronic system component. The Tronic system locks the boot into the ski binding. The boots were sold in royal blue for men and aqua blue for women with “SCARPA” written in white letters on the lower outer side of the boot. The model name “F1 EVO” is printed on the upper right outside ankle cuff of the boots.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of torn knee ligament injuries following falls, when the boots failed to release from the binding.

Sold at: Authorized SCARPA dealers and retailers in the United States and Canada, including Oregon Mountain Community, REI and Skimo Co., and online at http://www.scarpa.com from October 2014 through January 2015 for about $700.

Manufacturer: CALZATURIFICIO S.C.A.R.P.A.  S.P.A., of Italy

Importer/DistributorSCARPA North America Inc., of Boulder, Colo.

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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