SKI TOURING BINDINGS RECALL. Leading ski equipment manufacturers, Armada, Atomic and Salomon have issued a voluntary and precautionary product recall for a specific production run of the Tracer, Backland and MTN bindings.
Following reports from several retailers and their technical investigation, it was revealed that under specific conditions, there is a potential risk of breakage of the spring guiding axis on the toe piece of the binding. Such a failure could lead to the disconnection of the ski boot from the ski, which may cause a skier to lose control, fall or suffer injuries.
Bindings purchased before 1st May, 2022, are not affected by this voluntary recall but customers who believe they have affected bindings should immediately stop using them and take further action.
Customers have two paths to identify impacted bindings:
1. Visit https://www.salomon.com/safety-notice and follow instructions to identify the specific binding production batch for individual bindings.
2. Visit the nearest authorized dealer to have brand experts determine if specific bindings are subject to recall.
A new report by campaigners Badvertising and New Weather Sweden has exposed over 100 events, organisations and athletes in the winter sports world, as being sponsored by planet-polluting companies including fossil fuel producers, car manufacturers and airlines.
Even the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS), is sponsored by Audi, who manufacture almost 90 percent petrol and diesel cars.
Andrew Simms, Badvertising, remarks, “Sport ended tobacco sponsorship over health concerns, it needs to do the same with major polluters, not just to protect athletes, the planet and the public, but the future of sport.”
After a generally warmer and shorter ski season in Europe, last winter, we say amen to that.