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February 5, 2003

Trak Inc. Has Recalled Snowshoe Bindings

Burlington, VT (SafetyAlerts) - Trak Inc., doing business as Karhu Inc. has recalled bout 420 snowshoe bindings. Screws and other hardware used to keep the bindings intact are too short, causing the binding to separate from the shoe. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

CPSC and Trak Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these bindings. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

This recall involves bindings sold on the "Karhu Meta Sweeper" and "Karhu Morph Sweeper" snowshoes. The orange, hybrid snowshoe Meta is 120 cm and has blue universal bindings. The blue Morph Sweeper is 130 cm with blue universal bindings. The snowshoes are high back, with a front toe strap and a pivot point. web site, LL Bean, Cabela's, Erehwon Mountain Outfitters, and Vail Bicycle stores sold these snowshoes nationwide during November 2002 for about $250.

Consumers should immediately stop using these snowshoes and return them to the store where purchased for a free repair kit. For more information, consumers can contact Trak Inc. toll-free at (888) 288-2668 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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