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Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control Systems

Starting date:
October 8, 2014
Posting date:
October 8, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Cabrinha Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control Systems

Product description

This recall involves the Cabrinha Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X control systems. These control systems are both comprised of:

  • a light-weight control bar to control and depower the kite
  • a set of flying lines
  • a harness loop/quick release (QR) mechanism

Both products have an orange and black EVA grip and a new QuickLoopTM harness loop/QR. The RecoilTM spring mounted along the depower mainline is used to maintain the position of the trim adjusters.

Model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Control Systems affected by this recall:
Control System Model Number Description Size
1X KS51XCSFX Fixed Length 45 cm
55 cm
Overdrive 1X KS5CSSDODO Adjustable Length 48 to 56 cm
57 to 62 cm


Hazard identified

The RecoilTM spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control, which poses a risk of injury.

In the United States, Cabrinha has received two reports of the spring jamming.  No injuries were reported.  No injuries were reported from Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 109 units were sold at specialty water sports stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 15, 2014 to August 26, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Neil Pryde Ltd
Hong Kong
Adventure Sports Inc dba Pryde Group Americas

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What you should do

Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled control system and contact a Cabrinha authorized dealer to obtain a free replacement binding.  A list of authorized dealers can be found at Cabrinha'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.