Fischer issues voluntary recall on Travers CC
Attention readers who purchased the Fischer Travers CC touring boot available to buy since 2018. Fischer recently issued a voluntary recall for the boot, citing that the boot “may crack after frequent use and the carbon cuff can break under continuous heavy load.”
The statement continued:
Breakage is caused by continuous high stress in the ski mode. This creates high tensile force which impacts the assembly area of the ski/walk-lever and can lead to cracks under constant load. If a crack has started on the upper cuff, further cracks can materialize under continuous load and/or can ultimately lead to a complete breakage of the cuff. In case of a sudden and unexpected breakage of the cuff, the user is at risk of crash and injury due to loss of cuff stability.
To eliminate safety risk to the user, Fischer is immediately recalling all TRAVERS CC delivered to-date. Our high-quality standards and our sense of responsibility have prompted us to take a proactive approach with this recall to further ensure the quality of our products in every respect, and to rule out any safety risks.
What you should do
If you have one of the boots in question, that is all sizes of Fischer Travers CC stamped with art. no. U18519 (visible on the inside cuff), Fischer asks that you do the following:
All consumers of the touring ski boot model TRAVERS CC should immediately contact their respective dealer for the purpose of returning the ski boots. In the course of the return, either the purchase price will be refunded or – if the consumer agrees – the boots will be exchanged for a substitute Fischer touring ski boot model, which will be available for delivery starting at the beginning of March 2020. All returned ski boots are to be sent back to Fischer Sports GmbH, Service Department.
All unsold TRAVERS CC dealer inventory must be returned to Fischer Sports GmbH, Service Department, free of charge.
According to a rep we spoke with, Fischer will be issuing the Travers CS model as replacement
You can find additional information by contacting Fischer:
Infoline +43 7752 909 – 2533 (Monday – Friday 08:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.)
Manasseh Franklin is a writer, editor and big fan of walking uphill. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction and environment and natural resources from the University of Wyoming and especially enjoys writing about glaciers. Find her other work in Alpinist, Adventure Journal, Rock and Ice, Aspen Sojourner, AFAR, Trail Runner and Western Confluence.