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Arc’teryx Announces Procline Boot Recall

Announced yesterday, Arc’teryx has issued a recall of their Procline AT boot. This recall affects all models of the 2016 Procline, which includes roughly 3,900 boots sold in the U.S. and 500 in Canada. Procline owners should visit recall.arcteryx.com for information on how to return boots for the required repair.

The Arc’teryx Procline Support, Carbon and Women’s (left to right) on display at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. [Photo] Tyler Cohen

According to the official recall notice, published below, the “axis pin” that connects the boot’s cuff and scaffo (lower) can become dislodged, potentially resulting in damage to the boot or injury to the skier. Arc’teryx states that no such injuries have been reported.

When the Vancouver, B.C.-based apparel brand launched the Procline last year, they turned many heads, both for their foray into hardgoods and due to the boot’s unique “rotating cuff.” The design, which enables lateral ankle mobility while in walk mode, earned the lightweight Procline our Editors’ Choice Award last year. Federico Sbrissa, who led development of Dynafit’s groundbreaking TLT5, helped design the Procline in tandem with Salomon, Arc’teryx’s sister brand under parent company Amer Sports. The Procline is currently available in six models for both men and women with varying degrees of carbon construction.

This fall, Salomon will release their S/Lab X-Alp and X-Alp Explore, two boots built on the same platform as the Arc’teryx Procline. According to Salomon, both models are unaffected by this “axis pin” issue and will ship to retailers at the beginning of September for mid-month availability. The French company has concurrently issued a recall, however, of all pre-production samples manufactured between November 2016 and February 2017 and issued to athletes and media.

Here’s the official recall statement from Arc’teryx, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Division and Health Canada Fast Track:

Recall Date: August 23, 2017
Recall Number: 17-DFC

Arc’teryx Recalls Ski Mountaineering Boots Due to Fall Hazard

RECALL SUMMARY

NAME OF PRODUCT: Arc’teryx Procline boots

HAZARD: The axis pin located at the rear of the boot can dislodge, resulting in damage to the boot and posing a fall hazard.

REMEDY: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boots and return them to an authorized Arc’teryx dealer for a free repair.

CONSUMER CONTACT: Arc’teryx Equipment toll-free at 866-458-2473 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email productrecall@arcteryx.com or online at Arcteryx.com and click on the recall banner located at the top of the page for more information.

RECALL DETAILS

UNITS: About 3,900 (in addition, about 500 were sold in Canada)

DESCRIPTION: This recall involves Arc’teryx Procline ski mountaineering boots sold in the following models:

Procline carbon support boot, Procline carbon lite boot. The boots were sold in one color, cayenne (orange)/black and in men’s sizes 7 1/2 to 14 and women’s sizes 6 to 10 1/2 (MONDO sizes 23-30.5). “Arc’teryx” is located on the front of the boot.

Men’s Procline support boot, and Men’s Procline lite boot. The boots were sold in one color, grey/black and in sizes 7 1/2 to 14 (MONDO sizes 25-30.5). “Arc’teryx” is located on the front of the boot.

Women’s Procline lite boot, and Women’s Procline support boot. The boots were sold in one color, euphoria (yellow)/black and in sizes 6 to 10 1/2 (MONDO sizes 23 – 27.5). “Arc’teryx” is located on the front of the boot.

Only the foregoing models of boots that do not have a colored dot on the inside of the spoiler (the upper portion of the rear of the boot) are included in the recall.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The firm has received 18 reports of the axis pin dislodging. No injuries have been reported.

SOLD AT: Ski and outdoor specialty stores such as Moosejaw and REI nationwide and online at Arcteryx.com and retailer websites such as Moosejaw.com and REI.com from April 2016 through March 2017 for between $750 and $1,000.

DISTRIBUTOR/IMPORTER: Arc’teryx Equipment, a division of Amer Sports Canada Inc., of Vancouver BC, Canada

MANUFACTURED IN: Romania

NOTE: Health Canada’s press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/search-recherche/simple/en/?f_mc=4

PHOTOS:

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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