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GNU Snowboard Bindings Recalled

Date:
May 28, 2013
Category:
Sporting Goods
Company/Brand:
Mervin Manufacturing
The Danger:
The ankle straps can break posing a fall hazard. The firm has received 30 reports of the binding straps breaking. No injuries were reported.
Description:
This recall involves about 6,800 products in the U.S. and 1,200 in Canada.The recalled snowboard bindings include men's, youth, and women's sizes. The bindings attach to the snowboard with screws, and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. 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:

Men's

Name: SKU #
AGRO: 213710 - 213720
BACKDOOR: 213105 - 213115
CHOICE: 213510 - 213540
MUTANT/BIGFOOT: 213610 - 213640
PSYCH: 213410 - 213460
STREET: 213205 - 213235
WEIRD: 213305 - 213355

Youth

Name: SKU #
GNUNIOR: 213005

Women's

Name: SKU #
B-FAMOUS/YETI: 214405 - 214435
B-FREE COPPER: 214305 - 214335
B-HERE: 214205 - 214230
B-REAL: 214105 - 214130
B-TRUE: 214005 - 214010
Sold At:
Specialty Sports Inc., REI and other national, small chain and independent sporting goods stores, and online at backcountry.com and mervin.com from August 2012 to March 2013 for between $125 and $310.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the bindings and contact Mervin Manufacturing for instructions for receiving free replacement straps. Contact the company toll-free at (800) 905-0551 or online at mervin.com and click on Recall for additional information.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/GNU-Snowboard-Bindings-Recalled-by-Mervin-Manufacturing/