Watersports Company Issues Recall for Kiteboard Control Systems
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Watersports Company Issues Recall for Kiteboard Control Systems

September 10, 2015

An extreme sports equipment manufacturer is removing a product from the shelves due to safety concerns.

This week, Cabrinha Kites announced the decision to recall three TrimLite Cleat trim control systems after discovering the point of connection between the kiteboard trim line and the depower mainline has a tendency to break. This can cause the user to lose control of the board, posing a risk of injury.

The three systems included in the recall are the Overdrive 1X with TrimLite, the standard 1X with TrimLite, and the Chaos 1X with TrimLite. A trim line connects the kite to the handle held by the user, allowing the user to control the kite. Only trim lines with white tape below the loop connecting the trim line to the cleat are part of this recall.

The control systems are 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. The Overdrive 1X, model number KS6CSODQC, was sold in two sizes 48 cm and 56 cm. The standard 1X system, model number KS6CSFXQL, was sold in three sizes 42 cm, 52 cm and 60 cm. The Chaos 1X control system, model number KS6CSCHFX, measures 44 cm. The model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.

Cabrinha is recalling about 750 systems. The firm has received four reports of incident, but no injuries.

Customers could purchase these systems at watersports stores nationwide from July 2015 through August 2015 for between $430 and $530.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and return them to the place of purchase to have a free replacement part installed. Customers with questions can contact Cabrinha at (808) 893-0286.