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GNU Snowboard Bindings Recall

Recalled GNU Snowboard BindingGNU snowboard bindings have been recalled by Mervin Manufacturing due to a fall hazard. The ankle straps may break. The manufacturer has received 30 reports of straps breaking, with no reports of injury. Contact the manufacturer for free replacement straps.


Recall Date: May 28, 2013
Recall Number: 13-200

GNU Snowboard Bindings Recalled by Mervin Manufacturing Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of product: GNU Snowboard Bindings

Hazard: The ankle straps can break posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bindings and contact Mervin Manufacturing for instructions for receiving free replacement straps.

Consumer Contact:  Mervin Manufacturing at (800) 905-0551 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Mondaythrough Friday or online at and click on Recall for additional information.

Photos are available at:

Recall Details

Units: About 6,800 pairs in the U.S. and 1200 in Canada

Description: The recalled snowboard bindings include men's, youth, and women's sizes. The bindings attach to the snowboard with screws, and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. The brand name "GNU" is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging. The following styles and SKU numbers are included in the recall:

Name                            SKU #
213710 - 213720

213105 - 213115

213510 - 213540

213610 - 213640

213410 - 213460

213205 - 213235

213305 - 213355


214405 - 214435

214305 - 214335

214205 - 214230

214105 - 214130

214005 - 214010

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 30 reports of the binding straps breaking. No injuries were reported.

Sold at: Specialty Sports Inc., REI and other national, small chain and independent sporting goods stores, and online at and from August 2012 to March 2013 for between $125 and $310.

Importer:  Mervin Manufacturing, of Seattle, Wash.
Manufactured in: Slovakia

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at:



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