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Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Safety Alert

Postby ffoil » Sat May 07, 2022 5:56 pm

https://www.cabrinha.com/pages/safety-alerts


CUSTOMERS SHOULD STOP USING THIS CERAMIC PULLEY IMMEDIATELY

Product Identifying Characteristics:

White ceramic ring
2 per kite
Only in Switchblade and Drifter Kites
Units sold: Approximately 4,440 kites sold, each incorporating 2 ceramic pulleys each, for a total 8,880 ceramic pulleys in the US and Germany.

Description: This recall involves the Ceramic Pulleys used in Cabrinha® Switchblade and Drifter Kites for kite surfing; kites with serial numbers beginning with one of the following: 61NI, 61NJ, 61NK, 61NL, 62NA, 62NB, 62NC, C11G, C11H, C11K. The ceramic pulleys being recalled will be included with Switchblade and Drifter Kites beginning with one of the alphanumeric codes above, and will not have a green dot on the packaging hangtag of the kite and outer shipping box. Identifying characteristics of the recalled ceramic guides include white ring ceramic pieces (2 per kite), no printing on the ceramic piece.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received at least 30 incidents involving the outer-skin of the bridle lines failing. One incident involved core of the line to fail. In no instances did the safety fail. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Customers should stop using the ceramic pulleys and replace with plastic pulley immediately.

Return and replacement instructions: Return to point of purchase or Click here to register online for a replacement kit. Registered consumers will receive instructions to replace the ceramic pulley with an authorized plastic pulley. Ceramic pulleys (2pcs) should be returned to point of purchase or sent back in prepaid shipping package for the replacement kit. You may also register by phone by calling the recall hotline at 800-399-5734.

Sold at: Select Kite Surfing retailers and online.

Importer: Adventure Sports, Inc.

Manufactured in: China

For additional information concerning this product recall, you can call the recall hotline at (800) 399-5734.
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Re: Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Safety Alert

Postby Pana » Sun May 08, 2022 12:26 am

Why would they not mention the production year ???

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Re: Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Safety Alert

Postby droffats » Sun May 08, 2022 12:58 am

The ceramic pulley is only on the '22?

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Re: Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Safety Alert

Postby ffoil » Sun May 08, 2022 1:42 am

droffats wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 12:58 am
The ceramic pulley is only on the '22?
I'm not 100% certain, but I think the ceramic pulley was only introduced this year (2022).

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Re: Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Safety Alert

Postby Cab Driver » Mon May 09, 2022 9:37 pm

This relates only to 02 collection Switchblades and Drifters launched in January 2022. Check the cabrinha website for more details. www.cabrinha.com


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