March 3, 2006

Snowboard Bindings Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Quechua “Rn’x7FX” snowboard bindings

Units: About 230 bindings

Manufacturer and Distributor: Decathlon USA, of Wilmington, Mass.

Hazard: The snowboard binding’s plastic base can break during use, posing a risk that snowboarders can fall and suffer a serious injury.

Description: The model Rn’x7FX Quechua snowboard bindings are white or black. The word “Quechua” is located on the back of the binding. The model number is stamped on the box. Other Quechua snowboard bindings are unaffected by the recall but consumers may bring them to the store for proper identification.

Sold at: Decathlon USA stores in Massachusetts from October 2005 through December 2005 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the snowboard bindings immediately and return them to a Decathlon store for a gift certificate or reimbursement. Consumers will also receive a free pair of self-heating snow gloves.

Consumer Contact: For more information, return the bindings to your local Decathlon store or call Decathlon at (800) 721-7780 between 8:30a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Decathlon’s Web site at