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Cabrinha Kiteboard Recall Lawsuit

Cabrinha Kiteboard Recall Lawsuit

Cabrinha recalled 2017 1X Kiteboard Control Systems because a metal part can break. This could result in detachment of the kite, loss of control, and injuries or stranding of the rider.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting kiteboard induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a defective Cabrinha 1X control system, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Kitesurf Control System Recall

May 17, 2017 — Cabrinha Kites has recalled 2,900 of the 2017 model-year 1X kiteboard control systems because a metal bracket can break.

What is the Power Bracket Seat?

The defective part is the stainless-steel Power Bracket Seat (PBS). It is mounted on top of the depower mainline on all 2017 Cabrinha control systems, between the lower front lines and the landing lines. If the PBS breaks, the kite could detach and potentially cause injuries.

Number of Incidents Reported

There have been 6 reports of the metal bracket breaking. No injuries were reported, but the problem could cause loss of kite control, detachment of the kite, and injuries or stranding of the kitesurfer.

According to Cabrinha:

“There is a 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.”

List of Recalled Cabrinha 1X Kiteboard Control Systems

  • Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop
  • Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop
  • Overdrive 1X with TrimLite
  • Chaos 1X Control System

Product Information & Model Numbers

The recall only includes Cabrinha kiteboards with “2017 1X” printed on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars. Model numbers: KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC and KS7CSCHFX.

They were sold nationwide from July 2016 to March 2017 for about $550.

Remedy for Consumers

Cabrinha is offering a new plastic bracket to replace the defective stainless steel bracket. Do not use the recalled kiteboard control systems and return them to the store where they were purchased.

For a free replacement kit with instructional guide, contact Cabrinha at 808-893-0286 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HT (Hawaii Time) Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.cabrinhakites.com and click on the “Safety Alert” at the top of the page.

To watch a video with detailed instructions on how to replace the metal power bracket seat on 2017 1X kiteboards, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZasOj9v6Yw.

Do I have a Kiteboard Recall Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting kiteboard induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a defective Cabrinha 1X control system, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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