Flow International Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the voluntary recall of about 6,000 snowboard bindings. The pin used to secure the rear snaplock lever to the bindings can bend or break. Flow International has received 40 reports of the pins bending or breaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall includes 2004 Flow MK series snowboard bindings with model numbers MK03, MK04, MK05 and MK110. No other bindings are included in this recall. The bindings were sold for between $150 and $170 at snowboard shops and chain stores nationwide, including Gart Sports/TSA and REI from July 2004 through December 2004.
Consumers have been advised to stop using the bindings and return them a Flow dealer to receive a free replacement axle pin used to secure the rear snaplock lever. Consumers also can contact Flow International to have a repair kit with instructions sent by mail.