The recall affects 10,000 toe pieces marketed under the Salomon and Atomic brands.

Salomon USA said it has issued a voluntary recall of the toe components of certain models of ski bindings manufactured between July and October 2008.

"In certain circumstances, the toe components of these bindings may not fully secure the ski boot to the binding, possibly causing the binding to release inadvertently, posing a falling risk to the skier," the company stated in a press release.

The release listed Salomon model LZ 7, LZ 8 LZ 9, LZ 7 SR, LZ 8 SR, LZ 8 SC, and JLZ 9 toe pieces.

A separate release on the Atomic Web site listed Atomic model Evox 2.8, Evox 2.8+, Evox 2.8++, and FFG8 toe pieces.

"The bindings subject to the recall bear a production date code, ending in the number "8" (for 2008), found on the center plate where the toe of the ski boot contacts the toe component of the binding," according to the release.

"Consumers should not disassemble the bindings. Consumers should immediately stop using these ski bindings and bring the Salomon bindings to an authorized Salomon USA Ski Dealer, for a free replacement of the toe components," the release continued.

Atomic bindings should be brought to an authorized Atomic USA Ski Dealer for a free replacement.

More information: Salomon; Atomic. Or call 877-789-5111.