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Backcountry Ski Binding Recall: Atomic, Salomon, Armada Issue ‘Stop Use’ Warning

Due to an issue with the toe component failing and presenting a user-safety hazard, over 4,000 bindings from three big brands are being recalled.

Mountaineer backcountry ski walking up along a snowy ridge with skis in the backpack. In background blue sky and shiny sun and Zebru, Ortler in South Tirol, Italy.(Photo/gorillaimages)
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Amer Sports Winter & Outdoor released a recall announcement on November 9 for ski touring bindings from three major brands, due to fall and injury hazards. The recall includes 4,250 units between Armada, Atomic Ski, and Salomon — 1,446 of which were sold in Canada.

Amer issued the backcountry binding recall after it discovered an “unexpected breakage of the spring guiding axis” could occur, causing the ski boot to disconnect from the ski. Amer acknowledged this could result in injury and/or put users in challenging situations in the backcountry.

Salomon, Atomic, Armada AT Binding recall
(Photo/Armada)

Backcountry Ski Binding Recall

The recall affects two bindings from Armada, seven from Atomic Ski, and six from Salomon. Any binding with serial numbers ranging from 22P00000 to 22P10531; 22P92954 to 22P99999, 23P10531 to 23P10886, and 230600000 to 230769999 are included.

For a full list of the specific bindings included, check out the official recall.

“The only ski bindings included in this recall have gray springs in the toe component,” the announcement specified.

The brands noted that only bindings manufactured between May 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023, were impacted by this issue. Whether in the box or mounted to the ski, owners of potentially faulty bindings can check whether their specific binding is included in the recall by visiting the Salomon, Atomic, or Armada recall pages, respectively.

If you have one of the recalled bindings, bring it to an authorized dealer as soon as possible. They will disassemble the product, verify if it’s included in the recall, and set customers up with a replacement piece at no charge.

And the sooner, the better. Ski season is here, and it’s an inconvenient time to have to replace your AT bindings.

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