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O’Brien Watersports Inc., Recalls Performer Pro Water Skis Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Performer Pro Combo Skis

Hazard: During falls, the binding’s retention rate can outperform the strength of the ski, causing breaks and delamination of the ski.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the Performer Pro Combo Skis and contact O’Brien Watersports Inc. for a store credit or refund.

Consumer Contact:
O’Brien Watersports Inc. at 800-662-7436 from 8:00am to 4:00pm PT, Monday through Friday or online at webcontact@obrien.com.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,560 (in addition, about 700 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves O’Brien Performer Pro Combo Skis. These skis have a binding mounted to a plastic plate that is then mounted on the ski top. From 2011 to 2017, the skis were equipped with O’Brien’s “X9” binding. In 2018, the skis were equipped with O’Brien’s “Avid” binding. The skis are also equipped with an aluminum fin. O’Brien’s Performer Combo Skis, which are equipped with a plastic fin and O’Brien’s “X8” binding, are unaffected by this recall.

Item Number Product Name
2111112 Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/gold
2121100 Performer Pro Combo Skis in red/white/yellow
2141102 Performer Pro Combo Skis in blue/green
2141102 Performer Pro Combo Skis in blue/green
2161102 Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/grey/yellow
2181104 Performer Pro Combo Skis in black/grey/yellow

Incidents/Injuries: O’Brien Watersports Inc. has received three reports of leg injuries associated with skis breaking or bindings pulling off the ski during falls while slalom skiing.

Sold at: Overton’s, watersports and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2011 to April 2018 for about $300.

Importer/Distributor: O’Brien Watersports Inc. of Snoqualmie, Wash.
Manufacturer: Playmaker Co. Ltd. of Taichung, Taiwan, and CHN Mawei, Fuzhou Playmaker Co. Ltd. of Fujian, China
Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Health Canada’s press release is available at:

Obrien Performer Pro Composite

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