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
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
- 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.
K2 Model VO2 S line of inline skates
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.
|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|
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.
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
K2 Corporation of Canada
Sigma Global Co. Ltd.
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.
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.