Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboarding Control System Due to Risk of Injury

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 QuickLoopTM harness loop/QR. The RecoilTM 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.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The RecoilTM spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control, which poses a risk of injury.
  • Remedy
    Repair
  • Incidents
    Cabrinha has received two reports of the spring jamming. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    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 www.cabrinhakites.com/dealers.html.
  • 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
 
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