Salewa North America Recalls Khion Ski Boots Due to Fall, Injury Hazard
Owners of the recalled boots should immediately stop using them
Salewa North America is recalling approximately 1,300 Khion ski boots. The recalled boots can inadvertently switch from ski to walk mode, the boots' upper cuffs can separate, and in the Khion Carbon model, the carbon boot shell can crack, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.
This recall involves three models of the Dynafit Khion Ski Boots: (1) Khion Boot Men, (2) Khion Boot Women, and (3) Khion Carbon Boot. The Khion Boot Men is a dark gray boot with gray and black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061502. The Khion Boot Women is a red boot with black and red boot buckles and model number 08-0000061503. The Khion Carbon Boot is a white boot with green, white, and black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061504.
Additionally, all the recalled ski boots have the word KHION printed across the toe of the boot. The model number is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the inside of the tongue of the ski boot liner.
The recalled boots were sold at Christy Sports, Gorsuch, Jackson Hole Sports, REI, and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online from October 2015 through June 2016 for between $800 and $900.
The company has received four reports of the ski/walk mechanism malfunctioning, seven reports of the upper cuff separating and five reports of the carbon boot shell cracking. However, thus far no injuries have been reported.
Owners of the recalled boots should immediately stop using the products and contact Dynafit for a full refund or a free replacement.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall should contact Dynafit toll-free at (844) 412-7013.