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

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.

Recall date: October 21, 2015
Recall number: 16-703
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    Liquid Force Response kiteboard control systems

  • Liquid Force solid orange release hood

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    Liquid Force solid orange release hood

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Liquid Force Response Kiteboard control systems

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.

Consumer Contact:

Liquid Force at 800-820-7781 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.liquidforcekites.com and click “Technical Service Bulletin” for more information.

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Recall Details

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Units

About 2,050 (in addition, about 40 were sold in Canada)

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

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.

Importer(s)

Liquid Force, of Encinitas, Calif.  

Manufactured in

China

  • Liquid Force Response kiteboard control systems

  • Liquid Force solid orange release hood