Cabrinha issued a recall for its Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control systems after two user complaints of a jamming spring.
On the affected controls, the Recoil spring on the control mechanism can jam leading to a loss of control. There have not been any reported injuries. About 1,700 controls are affected by the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled control system and contact any Cabrinha authorized dealer for a free repair part. A list of authorized dealers can be found at cabrinhakites.com/dealers.html.
The 1X and the Overdrive 1X control systems are both comprised of a light-weight control bar to control and depower the kite, a set of flying lines and a harness loop/quick release (QR) mechanism. Both products have an orange and black EVA grip and a new QuickLoop harness loop/QR. The Recoil spring mounted along the depower mainline is used to maintain the position of the trim adjusters.
The 1X control system (model number KS51XCSFX) is a fixed length and is available in two sizes: 45 cm and 55 cm. The Overdrive 1X (model number KS5CSSDODO) is adjustable between two bar lengths and comes in sizes: 48-56 cm and 57-62 cm. Model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.
Both products were sold at Sea & Sky Sports, Scratch Kiteboarding, Watersports West, Wind Over Water and Wind Stalkers Kite Boarding and other specialty watersports stores and websites worldwide in August 2014 for about $570.
The maker, Pryde Group Americas, can be contacted at (305) 591-3922.