On May 12, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Rome Snowboards Co., of Waterbury, Vt., announced a safety recall of more than 3,000 snowboard boot bindings in the U.S. and Canada, after the base plates on the bindings were found to break off at cold temperatures in some cases, posing a fall hazard for users.
The recall affects all Rome Snowboards Co. 2010 United snowboard bindings in black or red color themes, available in small, medium, and large. Printed graphics can be found on the back of the highback and on the rear of the baseplate, and "Rome" is printed on the highback.
Rome Snowboards Co. has received 14 reports of the base plates breaking, and consumers are advised to stop using the recalled bindings immediately and contact the company at 866-289-9990 for a free replacement product. The bindings were sold at snow sports retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $160.