Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboarding Control System Due to Risk of Injury

The spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control and potential injury.

Recall date: September 09, 2014
Recall number: 14-271
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    Cabrinha 1X control system without Recoil Slider

  • Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control system without Recoil Slider

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    Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control system without Recoil Slider

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    RecoilTM spring with/without slider installed

  • Cabrinha 1X control system identification mark (size 45cm shown)

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    Cabrinha 1X control system identification mark (size 45cm shown)

  • Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control system identification mark (size 48-56 shown)

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    Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control system identification mark (size 48-56 shown)

  • Cabrinha control system model year identification mark

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    Cabrinha control system model year identification mark

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Cabrinha Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control Systems

Hazard:

The RecoilTM spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control, which poses a risk of injury.

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.

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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 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.

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

  • Cabrinha 1X control system without Recoil Slider

  • Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control system without Recoil Slider

  • RecoilTM spring with/without slider installed

  • Cabrinha 1X control system identification mark (size 45cm shown)

  • Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control system identification mark (size 48-56 shown)

  • Cabrinha control system model year identification mark