Look outside. It’s snowing! The ski resorts will be opening throughout Northern California with fresh powder. Let it snow, let it snow!
If you are an Alpine skier you need to check to see if you have Atomic ski bindings. Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USPSC) released a recall notice issued by Atomic Skis GmbH of Austria that affects approximately 125,000 of these bindings sold in America between 1998 and 2005. The bindings have a tendency to crack at the heel, causing an unexpected release. Four serious injuries have been reported in the field.
To see if your bindings are one of the recalled models, consult the USPSC recall notice on these bindings.
If you have these bindings, do not use them and contact an authorized Atomic Ski dealer, or call Atomic Ski USA toll-free at 888.535.7555.
See ya on the slopes.