About 1,700 Cabrinha Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control Systems have been recalled by the Manufacturer: Neil Pryde Limited, Hong Kong. The RecoilTM spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control, which poses a risk of injury. The 1X and the Overdrive 1X control systems are both comprised of a lightweight 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. Cabrinha has received two reports of the spring jamming. No injuries have been reported.

The systems were 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.  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. 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. Consumers can also send an email to support@cabrinhakites.com.

 

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