Waterbury, VT – Rome Snowboards Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of approximately 3,100 snowboard bindings sold in the U.S. and Canada in 2009. Officials are urging consumers to stop using the recalled bindings immediately due to a fall hazard.
According to company and government officials, the binding’s base plate can become brittle and break at cold temperatures, leading to a loss of control and/or a fall. Rome has received 14 reports of base plates breaking on the affected United bindings. No serious injuries have been reported.
The bindings come in black and red color themes and in sizes small, medium and large. Rome is printed on the highback. The bindings also have graphics on the back of the highback and on the rear portion of the baseplate.
The affected snowboard bindings, manufactured in China and imported by Rome, were sold at snow sports retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $160. All 2010 United model bindings are potentially affected.
Affected consumers should contact Rome Snowboards for free replacement bindings at (866) 289-9990 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.romesnowboards.com.