Adventure Sports recalls Ceramic Blocks for Sailing Kites
Adventure Sports of Dorel, Florida is recalling approximately 1,950 ceramic blocks for Switchblade and Drifter kites.
Ceramic pulleys can cause the bridle line connection to break, reducing the kite’s steering and control performance. This could cause the kitesurfer to lose control of the kite, posing a risk of injury.
The company received 30 reports that the ceramic pulley was fraying the bridle line. No injuries were reported.
This recall involves two white ceramic pulleys on the Cabrinha Switchblade and Drifter kites, which are used for kiteboarding. The products fall under model number 02 and have serial numbers starting with one of the following: 61NI, 61NJ, 61NK, 61NL, 62NA, 62NB, 62NC, C11G, C11H, C11K. The model and serial numbers can be found on the outer box containing the kites, on the kite hangtags, and on the trailing edge of the kite label.
The kites packaging has no green dot on the hangtag and outer shipping box. The booster includes two white ring ceramic parts/guides (two per kite).
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Switchblade and Drifter sail kites and contact the place of purchase, an authorized retailer or Adventure Sports for a free replacement kit with kite installation instructions. .
Consumers will receive a replacement kit so they can make a repair, or they can ask the seller for assistance to replace the pulley. The company is contacting all known purchasers directly regarding the recall.
Consumers can contact Adventure Sports by phone at (800) 399-5734 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or on line for more information.