The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Tuesday that K2 is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,500 pairs of last season’s speed entry Auto series bindings due to the potential of a cable that connects the straps to the high back to break and cause a fall.
“We were getting calls from riders and shops that were having the cables break,” says K2 Product Director for Snowboarding Alex Draper. “When that happens the ankle strap releases.” Draper adds that they have had no reports of injury, but they saw enough incidents to warrant contacting the CPSC and retailers and recall the bindings. “We just wanted to be as proactive as possible,” adds Draper.
Riders who bought the Chinese made bindings, which came in black and white, are being asked to stop using them immediately and return them to the shop they bought them at, or contact K2 to arrange for free shipment and repair. K2 has developed an upgraded solution to fix the system and has stocked enough parts to repair and turn around returned bindings.
For additional information, contact K2 Sports at (800) 985-2191 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email the company at email@example.com, or visit the company's Web site at www.k2snowboarding.com.
To view the recall, go to www.cpsc.gov