GNU Snowboard bindings

Starting date:
May 28, 2013
Posting date:
May 28, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-33615

Joint recall with Mervin Manufacturing, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

GNU Snowboard bindings

Product description

This recall involves GNU Snowboard bindings in men’s, youth, and women’s sizes. The brand name “GNU” is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging. The following styles and SKU numbers are included in the recall:

Snowboard bindings affected by this recall
Gender Name SKU
MEN AGRO 213710 - 213720
MEN BACKDOOR 213105 - 213115
MEN CHOICE 213510 - 213540
MEN MUTANT/BIGFOOT 213610 - 213640
MEN PSYCH 213410 - 213460
MEN STREET 213205 - 213235
MEN WEIRD 213305 - 213355
YOUTH GNUNIOR 213005
WOMEN B-FAMOUS/YETI 214405 - 214435
WOMEN B-FREE 214305 - 214335
WOMEN B-HERE 214205 - 214230
WOMEN B-REAL 214105 - 214130
WOMEN B-TRUE 214005 - 214010

 

Hazard identified

The ankle straps can break posing a fall hazard.

Mervin Manufacturing has received 30 reports of the binding straps breaking.

No injury reports have been received by Mervin Manufacturing, Health Canada, or the US CPSC.

Number sold

Approximately 1200 pairs of the recalled product were sold in Canada, and 6800 pairs were sold in the United States at various sporting goods stores.

Time period sold

In Canada and the United States, the recalled products were sold from August 2012 to March 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Slovakia.

Companies

Importer
Mervin Manufacturing
Seattle
Washington
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the bindings and contact Mervin to obtain free replacement straps.

For more information, contact Mervin Manufacturing at 1-800-905-0551 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or online at www.gnu.com or www.mervin.com and click on “Recall” for additional information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.