Recall Date: October 9, 2018
Recall Number: 19-006
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: 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.
Consumer Contact: Marker USA at 800-453-3862 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, email at email@example.com or online at https://www.marker.net/en-us/ and click on More Info in the recall section for more information.
Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Marker-Recalls-Kingpin-Ski-Bindings-Due-to-Fall-Hazard
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
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.
In: Czech Republic
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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