Ski equipment manufacturer Salomon has issued a recall on Quest Pro ski boots following an accident that has left a man with a severe leg injury. A serious fall suffered by a man in the USA after his ski boot released has brought to light a potential technical issue with Salomon Quest Pro ski boots when used for touring purposes. It is believed the boot may not be compatible with some touring bindings.
“Salomon has been informed of a potential incompatibility when using Salomon Quest Pro Boots and low tech touring bindings (ex: Dynafit, G3 Onyx model, Plume, ATK Race)” revealed a statement from the company.
“The same applies to the touring pads which were designed to allow other Quest boots to be compatible with low tech touring bindings” the statement continued. “Salomon Quest Pro Boots are compatible with the other touring bindings compliant with ISO9523 standard.”
An investigation into the matter by Salomon is ongoing and “as a precautionary safety measure” the equipment specialist has issued a recall stating that “Salomon Quest Boots having a metal tech-fit for low tech touring bindings (Quest Pro boots) should not be used until further notice, and should be immediately returned to Salomon”.
The company is also issuing a recall for “the touring pads which were designed to allow other Quest boots to be compatible with low tech touring bindings” although it believes that “very limited quantities of the boots and pads” are on the market.
Any enquiries should be directed to Salomon customer service at the number above, or Mike Aicher, Senior Product Category Manager on 801-624-7568 or at Salomon USA, 2030 Lincoln Ave, Ogden, UT 84401.