Liquid Force Recalls Response Kiteboard Control Systems Due to Risk of Injury (Recall Alert)

This recall involves Liquid Force Response kiteboard control systems from model year 2015.  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 (chicken loop)/quick release mechanism.  Recalled units have a solid orange release hood and the words “RESPONSE RELEASE SYSTEM” are printed on the black loop. The release hood on replacement systems is orange and black or yellow and black.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The chicken loop release system, which is used to depower the kite, can stick and fail to open, posing a risk of injury to the kiteboarder.
  • Remedy
    Replace
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and contact Liquid Force for a free replacement chicken loop release mechanism. The firm is contacting all owners of the kiteboard control systems directly.
  • Sold At
    Surf and specialty stores nationwide and by independent sales representatives from December 2014 through February 2015 for about $500.
 
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