Ski Boot Sole Pads with Steel Inserts and All-Terrain Ski Boots Configured With Them Recalled by Salomon USA Due to Fall Hazard

Jun 30, 2010, 13:08 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.



Name of Products: Salomon "Quest Touring Pads" and Salomon "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" touring-style ski boots.

Units: About 175 pairs of "Quest Touring Pads," and about 83 pairs of "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" ski boots.

Importer: Salomon USA of Ogden, Utah.

Manufacturer: Salomon SAS, of France.

Hazard: The toe portion of the boot pad may unexpectedly release from the touring-style ski binding on a ski, posing a fall or injury hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of injury, involving a fractured leg and knee injuries.

Description: This recall involves the Salomon "Quest Touring Pads" distributed as sole pads only, and Salomon "Quest Pro Pebax" and "Quest Pro" ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads.  The sole pads have visible steel inserts intended to make these Quest touring-style sole pads compatible with a specific type of touring-style ski binding, commonly referred to by back-country skiers as a "low-tech binding."

Sold at: Eight selected Salomon USA ski boot dealers in Colorado, Utah, Vermont and Washington from February 2010 through April 2010 for about $50 for the sole pads and about $750 for the ski boots configured with the recalled sole pads.  Other sales agents and consumers were contacted by Salomon.  

Manufactured in: Romania.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sole pads and ski boots and return them to any authorized Salomon ski dealer for a refund of their purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 789-5111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by email at, or visit the firm's website at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 789-5111

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission