K2 Inline Skates recalled due to potential fall hazard

Starting date:
July 16, 2019
Posting date:
July 16, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70293

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: K2 Model VO2 S line of inline skates
  • Issue: The skate axle may become loose or a portion of the axle may sheer off during use, posing a potential fall hazard.
  • What to do: Stop using the inline skates and contact K2 Corporation for a free repair.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and K2 Corporation of Canada.

Affected products

K2 Model VO2 S line of inline skates

Product description

This recall involves the following K2 inline skates, all of which were manufactured for the 2019 season. The Model Name is on the label found on the tongue of the skates. The Root Item number can be found as part of the product identification sticker on the product packaging.

Recalled products:
Root Item # Model Name  Color
I190201101 VO2 S 90 PRO M BLACK/STEEL/RED
I190201201 VO2 S 90 PRO W BLACK/BLUE
I190201301 VO2 S 100 PRO M BLACK/YELLOW
I190201401 VO2 S 100 X PRO W (Hi Lo) BLACK/PURPLE
I190201501 VO2 S 100 BOA RED/WHITE

 

Hazard identified

The skate's axle may become loose or a portion of the axle may sheer off during use, posing a potential fall hazard.

As of June 10, 2019, the company has received one report of a loose axle with no reported injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 4 reports of incidents and no reports of injury.

Within the European Union, there have been at least 30 reports of either loose axles or hardware shearing off and one reported injury.

Number sold

Approximately 740 pairs of affected skates were sold in Canada and approximately 859 pairs of affected skates were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2019 to May 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Thailand

Companies

Distributor
K2 Corporation of Canada
Westside Drive
Toronto
CANADA
Manufacturer
Sigma Global Co. Ltd.
Samutprakarn
THAILAND

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skates and contact K2 Corporation of Canada for a free repair. The recalled skates may be sent directly to K2 or the point of purchase for repair.

For more information, consumers can contact K2 Corporation of Canada at 1-866-734-5746 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, by email or visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.