Salewa North American, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, announced a recall of around 1,500 pairs of Khion Carbon model ski boots due to the boot inadvertently switching for ski to walk mode and causing a fall hazard. Following is the official release from the CPSC.
Name of product:
Khion ski boots
The ski boots can inadvertently switch from “ski” to “walk” mode, the boots’ upper cuffs can separate, and in the Khion Carbon model, the carbon boot shell can crack, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
Dynafit toll-free at 844-412-7013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.dynafit.com/us/ and click on “Khion Recall” for more information.
About 1,300 (in addition, 300 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves three models of the Dynafit Khion Ski Boots: (1) Khion Boot Men, (2) Khion Boot Women, and (3) Khion Carbon Boot. The Khion Boot Men is a dark gray boot with gray, black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061502. The Khion Boot Women is a red boot with black, red boot buckles and model number 08-0000061503. The Khion Carbon Boot is a white boot with green, white, black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061504. Additionally, all of the recalled ski boots have the word “KHION” printed across the toe of the boot. The model number is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the inside of the tongue of the ski boot liner.
The firm has received four reports of the ski/walk mechanism malfunctioning, seven reports of the upper cuff separating and five reports of the carbon boot shell cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ski boots and contact Dynafit for a full refund or a free replacement.
Christy Sports, Gorsuch, Jackson Hole Sports, REI, and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at backcountry.com, mountaingear.com, MEC.ca, and REI.com from October 2015 through June 2016 for between $800 and $900.
Salewa North America Inc., of Boulder, Colo.