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Ski boots with Tronic System recalled

SCARPA North America recalls ski boots with Tronic System due to fall hazard.

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  F1 EVO Ski Boots with Tronic system component.

Hazard: The Tronic system, can unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, not allowing the boot to release from the binding, posing a fall or injury hazard.

Remedy:  Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the boots and contact SCARPA North America for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: SCARPA North America toll-free at (866) 998-2895 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.scarpa.com and click on the tab marked “F1 EVO RECALL” for more information. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/SCARPA-North-America-Recalls-Tronic-System-Ski-Boots/

Recall Details

Units: About 2100 in U.S. and 250 in Canada

Description: This recall involves the men’s and women’s SCARPA F1 EVO ski boots with the Tronic system component. The Tronic system locks the boot into the ski binding. The boots were sold in royal blue for men and aqua blue for women with “SCARPA” written in white letters on the lower outer side of the boot. The model name “F1 EVO” is printed on the upper right outside ankle cuff of the boots.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of torn knee ligament injuries following falls, when the boots failed to release from the binding.

Sold at: Authorized SCARPA dealers and retailers in the United States and Canada, including Oregon Mountain Community, REI and Skimo Co., and online atwww.scarpa.com from October 2014 through January 2015 for about $700.

Manufacturer: CALZATURIFICIO S.C.A.R.P.A.  S.P.A., of Italy

Importer/Distributor:  SCARPA North America Inc., of Boulder, Colo.

Manufactured in: Italy