Binding juggernaut Marker will be conducting a voluntary recall of their popular Kingpin Bindings.
It looks as though one of the best bindings on the market is in for a recall. The steel pins located in the toe piece of the latest kingpin models could be susceptible to breakage.
Certain models of the 2017/18 Kingpin 10 and Kingpin 13 bindings are being recalled by Marker after testing showed that the steel pins that are located in the toes binding could break, thus leading to low release forces.
“We are aware of our responsibility as a manufacturer when it comes to safety, especially with regard to ski touring in the backcountry,” Jonathan Wiant, President of MDV brands said in a press statement. “This is why after extensive and serious testing and evaluation we decided to recall the whole population of the 2017/18 model, even if the problem affects very few bindings.”
If you purchased a 17/18 Kingpin please return to your Authorized Marker Dealer for them to handle the recall. If you are unsure of your model of Kingpin, please follow this guide.