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Flow recalls 2014 Flow Flite-series Snowboard Bindings

Starting date:
March 17, 2015
Posting date:
March 17, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-52517

Affected products

2014 Flite series snowboard bindings

Product description

This recall involves Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard binding models. 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 logo on the hiback. Flow is printed on the side of the bindings.

The models affected by the recall are:
Model Colour
Flite Black Black
Flite Stormtrooper Black and white
Flite MTN Black Black
Flite LTD Stormtrooper Black and white
Haylo Black Black and white
Haylo Blackneon Black, yellow and blue
Micron Youth Black, yellow and blue

If the Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard bindings have a round Green ID-sticker on the bottom of the bindings, this identifies that Flow Sports or the retailer has already repaired them. In this case, no action is required.

Hazard identified

A pin used to assemble the rear snaplock lever to the hiback can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to this product.

In the United States, Flow Sports has received 30 reports of the pins disengaging from the bindings. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 567 units of the recalled snowboard bindings were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled snowboard bindings were sold from July 2014 to March 3, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
SBF Systems Inc.
Shenzhen
CHINA
Distributor
Flow Sports Inc.
San Clemente
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected snowboard bindings and contact Flow Sports for a free repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Flow Sports Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-855-920-9955 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the Flow Sports website and click the “Important Safety Notice” banner.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.