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Nordica Charged Civil Penalty after Failing to Report Defective Skis


Posted on Oct 13, 2011

In a news report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nordica USA is accepting a $214,000 civil penalty after failing to report defective skis. If you have been injured from a defective product, a Pennsylvania defective product attorney can help.

This settlement stems from claims that expressed Nordica USA purposely failed to report a safety defect with the XBi ALU skis binding plates, which could break or crack leading to a fall hazard.

In the fall of 2008, Nordica USA was notified of about 200 reports pertaining to the skis either cracking or breaking. However, the company failed to disclose this information to the CPSC and continues to deny that they knowingly violated the law in any capacity.

Eventually (in Feb. 2009), a recall on the skis was issued and there have been no reports so far of injuries. However, federal law mandates that manufacturers, distributors and retailers contact CPSC as soon as they are aware of any defect in a product which could lead to a serious or fatal injury.

If you were injured by a defective product that caused you or a loved one serious harm, you should discuss your case with a Pennsylvania defective product attorney.

Help from a Pennsylvania Defective Product Attorney

If you have been severely injured by a defective product, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Pennsylvania defective product attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.

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