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Atomic Recalls Heel Bindings

ATOMIC USA CONDUCTING VOLUNTARY RECALL OF THE HEEL COMPONENTS OF CERTAIN SKI BINDINGS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 1998 AND 2002

OGDEN, UTAH, DECEMBER 24, 2008 -- Atomic Ski USA, Inc. is carrying out a voluntary precautionary recall of heel components of certain bindings manufactured between 1998 and 2002. This recall applies to the below listed models of the ATOMIC Race, Xentrix, Device, Centro and DYNAMIC ski bindings produced
between 1998 and 2002.


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New Michigan law proposes skiers be required to pay $100 fine if caught without head protection.

Michigan skiers and snowboarders may be asked to pay a $100 fine if they choose to ski without protection on their noggin, according to a new law being proposed.

Vermont Researchers Urge Snow Sports Enthusiasts to Wear a Helmet

Vermont Researchers Urge Snow Sports Enthusiasts to Wear a Helmet
From Skiing Magazine's annual gear guide.
A Fletcher Allen/UVM team is studying helmet use among skiers and riders.

From press release

"Ski like a local…Wear a helmet. is the slogan for this year's effort by the Vermont Snow Sports Research Team to get every skier and snowboarder to wear a helmet while on the slopes. The Vermont Snow Sports Research Team is a partnership of Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

The team is in the midst of a multi-year study, funded by the Vermont Department of Health and the Children's Miracle Network, which is examining trends in helmet use among skiers and snowboarders.

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