Kiteboard Control Systems Recalled Due to Injury and Fall Hazards
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Kiteboard Control Systems Recalled Due to Injury and Fall Hazards

A point of connection may break, causing a loss of kite control

May 18, 2017

Cabrinha is recalling 2,900 kiteboard control systems due to injury and fall hazards.

The connection point between the lower front line and the landing line may break and cause a loss of kite control. This poses a risk of fall and injury.

The affected component includes the stainless steel POWER BRACKET SEAT (PBS) and the lower front line that connects with the landing line on the following system models: Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop, Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop, 1X Trimlite with Fireball, and Quickloop and the Chaos 1X Control. The PBS is mounted on top of the depower mainline between a lower front line and the landing line.

The model numbers affected by this recall include KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC, and KS7CSCHFX. The only models affected are those with 2017 1X printed on a cloth tab that is attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.

The systems were sold at watersports stores across the U.S. for $550 from July 2016 until March 2017.

Although no injuries have been reported, there have been six reports of the PBS component breaking. Therefore, consumers should stop using the recalled systems immediately and return them to the place of purchase in exchange for a free replacement kit with an instructional guide.

For more information, consumers can reach Cabrinha at (808) 893-0286.