Nordica USA issued a recall to repair 4,500 XBi ALU Skis and Binding Plates that can crack and break, causing the skier to lose control and posing a fall hazard to skiers, as well as causing the potential for skiers to suffer injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recalled XBi ALU Skis and Binding Plates were made in Italy; distributed by Nordica USA, of West Lebanon, N.H.; and sold at ski retailers nationwide from August 2006 through December 2008 for between $800 and $1,500, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The Nordica XBi ALU Skis and Binding Plates binding components are on the following Nordica ski models and years: 2006 MACH3POWER; 2007 DOBSPIT, MACH3, MACH 2, MACH3POWER, HELLCAT, FIREFOX, and DOBPROSL; and 2008 FIREFOX, DOBPROSL, and DOBPROGS.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Nordica are advising consumers to stop using the recalled skis immediately and return them to the retailer for a free replacement binding plate.

The recall was announced by Nordica and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Nordica USA can be contacted, toll-free, at (800) 892-2668 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; by email at; or at the firm's Web site.