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Look SPX 12 Ski Binding
Sports and Recreation
Ice & Snow Sports
Snow Skiing (Activity, Apparel or Equipment) (3283)
Group Rossignol USA, Inc.    
Look
SPX 12
on file
 
 
Larsen's Ski Shop
Colorado
12/22/2018
I experienced a premature heel release from both of my new Look SPX 12 bindings on the first ski run with the new bindings. The double premature heel release caused me to fall forward and I dislocated my shoulder and broke my arm.. The fall was witnessed and reported to the [REDACTED] Ski Patrol. The bindings were mounted by [REDACTED] in Wheatridge, Colorado. The DIN was 7, the forward pressure was correct and the ski boot soles were clean.

I am aware there was a Look binding safely recall last year due to premature heel release creating a fall and injury hazard. I am a professional skier having been member of the National Ski Patrol for 40 years, This was unequivocally a heel binding prerelease malfunction of the defective product.
1/1/2019
Place of Recreation or Sports 
Injury→Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
Self
Male
57 years
Yes
No
No
Contact Look Customer Service
Yes
Yes
Comment from Group Rossignol USA, Inc. 2/19/2019
The reference to a previous Look binding safety recall in this report is irrelevant, and potentially misleading. That recall was due to a non-standard part in a different model of Look binding, which uses completely different technology. The binding that is the subject of this report does not contain that part.
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Associated Reports (2)
  • REPORT
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  • 9/9/2019
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  • 20190811-3CB44-2147379320
Incident Description: I was severely injured on 1-1-2019 when both of my brand new Look SPX ski bindings prereleased for no apparent reason causing me to fall breaking my arm and dislocating my shoulder. I initially contacted [REDACTED] [REDACTED], from Rossignol-Look customer ... (More)
Product: Snow Skiing (Activity, Apparel or Equipment) (3283)
Product Description: Look SPX Dual 12 Ski Binding
Injury Info: Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
Manufacturer / Importer / Private Labeler: Group Rossignol USA, Inc.
Business Comments:
(9/4/2019) This is a duplicate of ReportId 20190106-D8382-2147383389 and ReportId 20190815-8701F-1895543. Separate testing of these bindings at the Group Rossignol Service Center, and the retail shop they were sold through, disclosed no flaws in the functioning of the ... (More)
  • REPORT
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  • 9/6/2019
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  • 20190815-8701F-1895543
Incident Description: I was severely injured on 1-1-2019 when both of my brand new [REDACTED] ski bindings prereleased for no apparent reason causing me to fall breaking my arm and dislocating my shoulder. I initially contacted [REDACTED] [REDACTED], from [REDACTED] customer ... (More)
Product: Footwear (1615)
Product Description: Salomon boots
Injury Info: Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
Manufacturer / Importer / Private Labeler: Group Rossignol USA, Inc.
Business Comments:
(9/4/2019) This is a duplication of ReportId 20190811-3CB442147379320

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