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Recall: Cabrinha Kiteboard control systems

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On 2017-05-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cabrinha Kiteboard control systems due to a potential Injury and Fall Hazards hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2016 for about $550.

Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 3rd recall of products in the Other Sports Equipment category in 2017. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Cabrinha Kiteboard control systems
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.cabrinhakites.com
Phone: 808-893-0286

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What is the problem?

The point of connection between the lower front line with the landing line can break, causing a loss of kite control, posing injury and fall hazards.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The component subject to recall is the stainless steel POWER BRACKET SEAT (PBS) and the lower front line that connects with the landing line on the Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop, Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop, 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop and the Chaos 1X Control system models. The stainless steel PBS is mounted on the top of the depower mainline between one of the lower front lines and the landing line. The PBS is used as a stopping point for one of the flying lines while allowing the activation of the 1X security landing line. Model numbers included in the recall are: KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC and KS7CSCHFX. Only models with "2017 1X" printed on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars are included in this recall.

These items were sold new+ at Watersports stores nationwide from July 2016 through March 2017 for about $550.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and return them to the place of purchase to receive a free replacement kit with instructional guide. A video on how to install the replacement plastic power-bracket is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZasOj9v6Yw.

Cabrinha at 808-893-0286 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HT (Hawaii Time) Monday through Friday or online at www.cabrinhakites.com and click on the "Safety Alert" at the top of the page for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received six reports of the stainless steel PBS component breaking. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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