Recall alert: Ski boots recalled due to cracking

Ski boots recalled because of cracking

If you're planning on hitting the slopes, check your gear. There's a ski boot recall that you need to know about.

SCARPA North America has recalled the Maestrale RS and Maestrale men's ski boots, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported.

The recall affects the fall 2017 boots.

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The Maestrale boots all have style number #12047/501.1 and are orange with SCARPA on the lower, outside shell. They also have Maestrale on the upper, outside cuff.

The Maestrale RS have style number #12046/501.1 and are white, black and lime. They also have SCARPA on the lower, outside shell and Maestrale on the upper, outside cuff.

The boots can crack and cause someone to fall. Skiers are being told not to use them and contact SCARPA for instructions on returning the boot for free repair.

The boots cost between $700 and $800 depending on the model and were sold from Aug. 2017 through Aug. 2019, the CPSC said.