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Cabrinha Kites has issued a recall for nearly 3,000 kiteboard control systems over concerns that the point of connection between the lower front line and landing line can break, causing a loss of kite control, increasing the risk of injury or death.
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What’s the Problem?

May 17, 2017 – According to a recall notice issued Wednesday by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) [1], the potentially defective component is the stainless steel POWER BRACKET SEAT (PBS) and the lower front line that connects with the landing line on the Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop, Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop, 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop, and Chaos 1X Control system models.

CPSC has received at least 6 reports of the PBS component breaking during use. Recalled model numbers include:

  • KS7CSODFR
  • KS7CSODQR
  • KS7CSODFC
  • KS7CSODQC
  • KS7CSFXFC
  • KS7CSFXQC
  • KS7CSCHFX

Note: Only models with “2017 1X” printed on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers are affected by the recall.

The products were manufactured by Cabrinha Kites (a subsidiary of Pryde Group Americas, of Doral, Florida) and sold at watersports stores across the U.S. between July 2016 and March 2017 for about $550.

Consumers who purchased recalled Cabrinha kiteboard control systems should stop using them immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a free replacement kit and instructional guide.

Kitesurfing Injury Study

An April 2020 study published in the World Journal of Orthopedics [2.] hypothesized that kitesurfing has a higher injury rate than other extreme contact sports and that some injuries sustained by participants are severe.

For the study, the researchers looked at the incidence and epidemiology of kitesurfing injuries in a Dutch cohort during a complete kitesurfing season. They found that the calculated injury rate was 10.5 injuries per 1000 h of kitesurfing. The most common injuries were cuts and abrasions (25.4%), followed by contusions (19.8%), joint sprains (17.5%) and muscle sprains (10.2%).

“The injury rate of kitesurfing is in the range of other popular (contact) sports,” the authors concluded. “Most injuries are relatively mild, although kitesurfing has the potential to cause serious injuries.”

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