The Scarpa F1 EVO was released last year as a unique backcountry touring boot — it automatically changes from hike to walk mode (and back) depending on whether the heel is clicked into the binding. Today, the company issued a recall of the boot, urging consumers not to use it because of a potentially dangerous flaw. Scarpa voluntarily issued the recall and will refund the cost. The company press release is below.
SCARPA Voluntary Recall: F1 EVO Boots With Tronic System
SCARPA has elected to voluntarily recall all F1 EVO ski boots. SCARPA is asking all retailers and consumers who have purchased Fall 2014 F1 Evo ski boots with the Tronic System to cease using them immediately and return them to SCARPA as soon as possible for a refund.
It appears that given a rare combination of conditions and circumstances, the boot may unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, which increases the skier’s likelihood of falling.
For North American consumers, please cease using the boots immediately and return them as soon as possible to the point of original purchase for a refund. For North American dealers, please cease any further sales of the boots and contact SCARPA at (866) 998-2895 to set up a return and refund.
Thank you in advance, and SCARPA apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused our customers or retailers.