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Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboarding Control System Due to Risk of Injury.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cabrinha Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control Systems

Hazard: The Recoil(TM) spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control, which poses a risk of injury.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Pryde Group Americas (PGA); collect call at (305) 591-3922 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cabrinhakites.com and click on Safety Alert under Support at the top of the page for more information. Consumer can also send an email to support@cabrinhakites.com.

Photos available at www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cabrinha-Recalls-Kiteboarding-Control-System

Recall Details

Units: About 1,700

Description: 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 QuickLoop(TM) harness loop/QR. The Recoil(TM) 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Cabrinha has received two reports of the spring jamming. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: 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

Manufacturer: Neil Pryde Limited, Hong Kong

Importer: Adventure Sports Inc dba Pryde Group Americas of Miami

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals C contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall: 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054) Times: 8 a.m. C 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

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