FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2000
Release # 00-057
|Company Phone Number: (800) 426-1617
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), K2 Corp., of Vashon, Wash., is recalling about 12,000 "FLIGHT ALX" brand in-line skates. The skate's plastic brake mount could crack and fail, causing the skater to fall and suffer serious injury.
There have been no incidents or injuries reported with these skates. This recall is being conducted to prevent injury.
The recalled skates are the "FLIGHT ALX" brand with model number S00161 or S00162, manufactured before November 20, 1999. The brand name and model number are on the skate's tongue. The manufacturing date is stamped in the heel of the skate, on the footbed. It is written as the year, month and day (for example, 19991002 is October 2, 1999). Women's skates are maroon and silver in sizes 4 through 11. Men's skates are gray and orange in sizes 5 through 14.
Sporting goods stores nationwide sold the skates from August 1999 through November 1999 for about $200.
Consumers should stop using these skates immediately and return them to the store where purchased for free replacement skates. For more information, call K2 Corp. at (800) 426-1617 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Consumers also can access the company's web site at http://www.K2skates.com/flight_recall.htm.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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.
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