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.
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.
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.
Surf and specialty stores nationwide and by independent sales representatives from December 2014 through February 2015 for about $500.
Liquid Force, of Encinitas, Calif.
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