May 10, 1990O'Brien International Recalls
Pro Flow Waterski Bindings
Redmond, WA (SafetyAlerts) - O'Brien International
has announced a product recall of Pro Flow waterski bindings sold after September 1, 1988
and before December 31, 1989.
The Pro Flow bindings are on O'Brien TRC, Competitor X, Pro Circuit and Splendor slalom
models skis. Five skiers have reported injuries associated with Pro Flow binding which
pulled apart and exposed sharp screws which caused foot lacerations.
The Pro Flow waterski bindings have a high wrap, open toe boot design. The words "Pro
Flow" and the O'Brien trademark "O" are located above the three horizontal
white stripes on the heel of the binding. Only those O'Brien bindings with the white
stripes on the boots are involved.
Consumers who have this model O'Brien waterski binding should call O'Brien's consumer
recall action line (1-800-284-SKIS) with questions and for repair instructions. The
consumer will be provided with a repair kit and instructions to fix the potential problem
or the owner can have the bindings repaired by a local authorized dealer or O'Brien
International. In addition, O'Brien International is offering a corduroy hat to those
owners requesting kits and making the repair. The action line is open from 11 a.m. to 8
p.m., Eastern time.
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