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Liquid Force recalls 2015 Response Kiteboard Control Systems

Starting date:
October 21, 2015
Posting date:
October 21, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55472

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Liquid Force

Affected products

Liquid Force Response Kiteboard control systems

Product description

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" printed on the black loop. The release hood on the replacement systems is orange and black or yellow and black.

Hazard identified

The chicken loop release system, which is used to depower the kite, can stick and fail to open, posing a risk of injury to the user of the kiteboard.

Neither Health Canada nor Liquid Source has received any reports of consumer incidents of injuries related to the affected products.

Number sold

Approximately 40 products were sold in Canada and 2,050 were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2014 to February 2015.

Place of origin

Manufacturered in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Well Progress Industrial Co., Ltd.
Dong Guang City, Guang Dong
CHINA
Distributor
Liquid Force
Encinitas
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and contact Liquid Force for a free replacement chicken loop release mechanism. Consumers may contact Liquid Force by telephone at 1-800-820-7781 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email or online  and click "Technical Service Bulletin" for more information.

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.