Cabrinha Kites recalls various kiteboard control system models

Starting date:
May 17, 2017
Posting date:
May 17, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cabrinha Kites.

Affected products

Various kiteboard control systems

Product description

This recall involves the Power Bracket Seat (PBS) on the Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop, Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop, 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop and the Chaos 1X Control system models. The stainless steel PBS is mounted on the top of the depower mainline between one of the lower front lines and the landing line. The PBS is used as a stopping point for one of the flying lines while allowing the activation of the 1X security landing line. Model numbers included in the recall are: KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC and KS7CSCHFX. Only models with "2017 1X" printed on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars are included in this recall.

Hazard identified

The component subject to recall is the stainless steel POWER BRACKET SEAT (PBS) and the lower front line that connects with the landing line. The point of connection between the lower front line and the landing line can break, causing a loss of kite control, posing injury and fall hazards.

As of May 2017, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 6 reports of the stainless steel component breaking, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 136 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 2,900 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from July 2016 through March 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Pryde Group Americas
Cabrinha Kites, a subsidiary of Pryde Group Americas

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and return them to the place of purchase to receive a free replacement kit with instructional guide. A video on how to install the replacement plastic power-bracket is available here.

For more information, consumers may contact Cabrinha by telephone toll free at 1-800-893-0286 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. HT (Hawaii Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the company's website and click on "Safety Alert" at the top of the page 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.