On March 3, 2015, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Flow Sports Inc., of San Clemente, California, announced the recall of their snowboard bindings due to fall hazard. A pin can disengage and cause the binding to open, posing a fall hazard. Flow Sports has received 30 reports of the pins disengaging from the bindings. No injuries have been reported. An estimated 10,400 have been sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods, EVO, SNSboards, Sport Chalet, The House, Wired Sport, Zumiez and other stores nationwide and online from July 2014 through February 2015 for between $110 and $150 for the bindings.
This recall involves Flow 2014 Flite-series snowboard bindings with model names Flite, Haylo, Micron Youth, Flite LTD and Flite MTN. The bindings have a snaplock lever on the rear, a cable adjustment dial on the side of the baseplate, a matte texture finish on the baseplate and a glossy “Flow” and Flow’s logo on the hiback. They are black; black and white; black, white and blue; or black, white, blue and yellow. “Flow” is printed on the side of the bindings.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard bindings and contact Flow Sports for a free repair or to return the bindings for free replacement bindings or a full refund. For more information please contact Flow Sports toll-free at (855) 920-9955 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.flow.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.
As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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