O'Brien Watersports Recalls Water Skis Due to Injury Hazard

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:00AM

Name of product: Performer Pro Combo water skis Hazard:

The skis can detach from the binding during a fall, allowing the ski to break, posing an injury hazard to the user

Remedy: Refund Recall date: March 14, 2019 Units: About 3,560 (in addition, about 700 were sold in Canada) Consumer Contact:

O'Brien Watersports at 800-662-7436 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or online at https://obrien.com and click on Recall for more information.  

Recall Details In Conjunction With: Description:

This recall involves O'Brien Performer Pro Combo Skis. These skis have a binding mounted to a plastic plate that is then mounted on the ski top. The skis were equipped with O'Brien's X9 or Avid bindings, printed on the bindings, and an aluminum fin. O'Brien's Performer Combo Skis, which are equipped with a plastic fin and O'Brien's "X8" binding, are unaffected by this recall.

 

Item Number

Product Name

2111112

Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/gold

2121100

Performer Pro Combo Skis in red/white/yellow

2141102

Performer Pro Combo Skis in blue/green

2161102

Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/grey/yellow

2181104

Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/grey/yellow

  Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the Performer Pro Combo Skis and contact O'Brien Watersports for a store credit or a full refund. 

Incidents/Injuries:

O'Brien Watersports has received three reports of leg injuries from skis breaking or bindings pulling off the ski during falls while slalom skiing.

Sold At:

Overton's and other watersports and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2011 to April 2018 for about $300.

Manufacturer(s):

Playmaker Co. Ltd. of Taichung, Taiwan, and CHN Mawei, Fuzhou Playmaker Co. Ltd. of Fujian, China

Importer(s):

O'Brien Watersports Inc., of Snoqualmie, Wash.

Distributor(s):

O'Brien Watersports Inc., of Snoqualmie, Wash.

Manufactured In: Taiwan and China Recall number: 19-083 Report an Incident Involving this Product This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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