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 problem is that the point of connection between the lower front line with the landing line can break.
Cabrinha has received 6 reports of the PBS component breaking. No injuries have been reported. According to the company:
Possibility of line failure leading to loss of rider control and/or separation of rider from kite after safety activation. Under some circumstances this could lead to injuries or rider stranding.”
The PBS is mounted on the top of the depower mainline of all 2017 Cabrinha control systems. The PBS sits at the junction 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 activation of the 1X security landing line. It is found on the following control systems:
- Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop
- Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop
- Overdrive 1X with TrimLite
- Chaos 1X Control System
Only models with “2017 1X” printed on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars are being recalled. Model numbers included in the recall are: KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC and KS7CSCHFX.
They were sold nationwide from July 2016 to March 2017 for $550.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and return them to the place of purchase for a free replacement kit with instructional guide.
Cabrinha is offering a free replacement plastic power-bracket. To watch a video with detailed instructions on how to replace the metal power bracket seat on 2017 Cabrinha 1X kiteboards, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZasOj9v6Yw.
You can contact Cabrinha at 808-893-0286 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HT (Hawaii Time) Monday through Friday or online at www.cabrinhakites.com and click on the “Safety Alert” at the top of the page for more information.
Source: Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboard Control Systems Due to Injury and Fall Hazards