K2 Sports of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 3,400 pairs of VO2 S inline skates sold in the U.S. and Canada.
The skate axle can become loose or a portion of the axle can sheer off during use resulting in a wheel separating from the skate’s frame, posing a fall hazard.
The firm has received four reports of loose axle hardware. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the following K2 Sports skate models:
K2 is printed on the toe and wheels of the skates and the model name is printed on the label found on the tongue of the skate as well as the Velcro ankle strap.
The Item Number can be found on the product ID sticker on the skate packaging and is the first ten numbers of the thirteen digit product code (PROD CODE).
The skates, manufactured in Thailand, were sold at specialty stores nationwide and online at www.k2sports.com from January 2019, through May 2019, for between $280 and $300.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skates and contact K2 Sports or the store where purchased to return the skates for a free repair. K2 Sports is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers may contact K2 Sports toll-free at (866) 734-5746 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.k2skates.com and click on “Safety Alert Regarding the VO2 S Skate” near the bottom of the page for more information.