Cabrinha recalled 1X Kiteboard Control Systems because a metal bracket can break and cause detachment of the kite, loss of control, and injuries or stranding of the kitesurfer.
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Cabrinha Recalls 1X Kiteboard Control Systems
May 17, 2017 — Cabrinha Kites issued a recall for about 2,900 of the 2017 model-year 1X Kiteboard Control Systems. Cabrinha has received 6 reports of the metal Power Bracket Seat (PBS) breaking. This can cause the kite to detach from the rider, resulting in loss of kiteboard control. No injuries were reported, but Cabrinha warns:
“There is a possibility of line failure leading to loss of rider control and/or separation of rider from kite after safety activation. Under some circumstances this could lead to injuries or rider stranding.”
List of Recalled 1X Control Systems
Cabrinha recalled the following 2017 1X control systems:
- Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop
- Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop
- Overdrive 1X with TrimLite
- Chaos 1X Control System
Model numbers: KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC and KS7CSCHFX.
The recalled kiteboard systems have “2017 1X” printed on a cloth tab that is attached to the bungee line restrainers on the end of the bars. They were sold nationwide from July 2016 through March 2017 for about $550.
What is the Power Bracket Seat?
The recalled component is the stainless steel Power Bracket Seat (PBS). It is located at the junction between the lower front line and the landing lines. The PBS is mounted on top of the depower line on all 2017 Cabrinha 1X control systems. If it breaks, the kite may detach from the rider.
What Should I Do?
Cabrinha is offering a free plastic PBS to replace the defective stainless-steel PBS. Kitesurfers who bought a recalled control system should contact Cabrinha for a replacement kit and instructional guide.
For more information, please call Cabrinha at 808-893-0286 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HT (Hawaii Time) Monday through Friday or visit www.cabrinhakites.com and click on the “Safety Alert” at the top of the page.
For a video of detailed instructions on how to replace the metal PBS, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZasOj9v6Yw.
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