Leading ski equipment manufacturers Armada, Atomic and Salomon have issued a precautionary product recall for a specific production run of the Tracer, Backland and MTN bindings.
It has been revealed that under specific conditions, there is a potential break risk to 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 1 May, 2022 are not affected by this voluntary recall and customers who believe they have affected bindings should immediately stop using them and take further action.
Customers have two paths to identify impacted bindings:
- Check the safety notices (Salomon | Atomic | Armada) and follow instructions to identify the specific binding production batch for individual bindings
- Visit the nearest authorised dealer to have brand experts determine if specific bindings are subject to recall
Once identified, if replacement bindings are required, customers can visit their nearest authorised dealer for immediate replacement. Verified dealers have been extensively briefed and are supporting the recall process, ensuring the safe and swift replacement for all impacted bindings.
A word from the manufacturers:
Atomic Brand President, Wolfgang Mayrhofer
We are skiers, first and foremost and we understand the profound trust our consumers and dealers place in our equipment. Safety is not just a priority at Atomic; it’s the foundation upon which we build every product. During this binding recall, we are committed to minimising disruption, ensuring that skiers can quickly return to the mountains with confidence. We apologise to our consumers and appreciate the partnership of our authorised dealer partners in facilitating the identification and replacement of these impacted bindings.
Salomon has a rich history of leadership in the development of alpine ski bindings going all the way back to the 1950s. The safety of skiers is at the heart of every winter sports product we produce, and this is especially true in the bindings category, where Salomon has made innovative products that have progressed the sport throughout history. The precautionary voluntary recall of the Salomon MTN binding is in keeping with our commitment to make the highest performing products that keep you safe and secure in the mountains. We are doing everything we can to make the recall process as seamless as possible so that you can safely get back into the backcountry when the snow falls this winter.
Salomon President & CEO, Franco Fogliato