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Adventure Sports recalls ceramic pulleys for kite sailing kites

Users may suffer injuries in the event of a line break

Switchblade Kite ceramic pulley
Photo source:CPSC
Adventure Sports of Dorel, Fla., is recalling about 1,950 ceramic pulleys for Switchblade and Drifter kite sailing kites.

The ceramic pulleys can cause the bridle line connection to break, which reduces performance in steering and control of the kite. This could cause the kiteboarder to lose control of the kite, posing an injury hazard.

The firm has received 30 reports of the ceramic pulley fraying the bridle line. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves two white ceramic pulleys on the Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter Kites, which are used for kite surfing. The products fall under model number 02 and have serial numbers beginning with one of the following: 61NI, 61NJ, 61NK, 61NL, 62NA, 62NB, 62NC, C11G, C11H, C11K. The model and serial numbers are on the outer box containing the kites, on the hangtags of the kites, and on the trailing edge of the kite's label.

The packaging for the kites does not have a green dot on the hangtag and outer shipping box. The recall includes two white ring ceramic pieces/guides (two per kite).

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Switchblade and Drifter kite sailing kites and contact the place of purchase, an authorized dealer, or Adventure Sports for a free replacement kit with installation instructions for the kites.

Consumers will receive a replacement kit so they can make a repair, or they can request vendor assistance to replace the pulley. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly regarding the recall.

Consumers may contact Adventure Sports by phone at (800) 399-5734 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online for more information.

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