This voluntary Recall is limited to 2017-2018 Kingpin models. Sales of some models of recalled bindings began in 2017 and some in 2018. Only the toe part of the bindings needs to be replaced.
These bindings are being recalled because the Pin in the toe part can break under rare circumstances. This can result in reduced release/retention and leads to fall hazard.
Marker recalls CERTAIN 2017/18 Kingpin models 10 and 13
German ski binding specialist Marker recalls certain 2017/18 Kingpin models 10 and 13 / Possible breakage of steel pins in the toe pieces may lead to lower release forces of the binding and a resulting fall hazard / Toes of affected bindings will be replaced at no cost to Marker customers.
Toronto, ONT. July 26, 2018 – Based on the results of extensive testing and quality procedures for the possible breakage of steel pins in the toe pieces of a limited number of Marker Kingpin bindings, Marker has decided to conduct a voluntary recall of the affected products. The potential safety issue is related only to 2017/18 models of the Kingpin 10 and 13 pin tech binding. All other populations are not affected by this recall.
Under rare circumstances, the breakage of the steel pins of the 2017/18 models may lead to lower release forces of the binding causing a potential fall hazard.
Affected are all Kingpin models with new Marker Logo on the toe part and a golden or copper colour
What to do:
The toes of the affected bindings will be replaced at no cost to the customer. Customers should contact their local Marker Authorized Retailer, or contact their national Marker distributor (https://www.marker.net/en-us/contact/) for a list of retailers. Additional information is at https://www.marker.net/en-us/support/recall/ to assist customers in determining whether their product is being recalled. Retailers have been requested to stop sales of recalled bindings. New bindings have a modified logo treatment on the toe pieces to distinguish them from recalled bindings.
“Highest quality and best-in-class technical standards are two of our company’s distinguishing features. Moreover, we are aware of our responsibility as a manufacturer when it comes to safety, especially with regard to ski touring in the backcountry,” says Jonathan Wiant, President of MDV brands. “This is why after extensive and serious testing and evaluation we decided to recall the whole population of the 2017/18 model, even if the problem affects very few bindings. With the counter measures we have taken, the Kingpin remains an excellent, highly reliable product for ambitious and demanding skiers.”
Marker tirelessly pursues the aim of fulfilling highest quality standards. The company continuously upgrades its product line, including the Kingpin, based upon customer feedback and continuous internal testing.