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FIREFLY Inline Skates

Starting date:
July 26, 2013
Posting date:
July 26, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34761

Affected products

FIREFLY Inline Skates

Product description

This recall involves the following 2013 models of FIREFLY Inline Skates:

  • Firefly F700 – Ladies’ Skate – Black Boot with Purple Accent
  • Firefly F500 – Ladies’ Skate – White Boot with Light Blue-Grey Accent
  • Firefly X500 – Men’s Skate – Black Boot with Silver, Red, White Accents

Hazard identified

Due to a manufacturing defect, the central screw connecting the upper portion of the inline skate with the frame may break while in use.

Sport Chek has received 1 reported incident of the central screw breaking. There have been no reported injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 465 units were sold through Sport Chek stores.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2013 to May 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Intersport International Corp.
Bern
SWITZERLAND
Distributor
INA International Ltd.
Calgary
Alberta
CANADA

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What you should do

Customers who purchased the inline skates are asked to discontinue use of the product and return it to their local Sport Chek store for a refund or exchange.

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.