Kwik Tek Recalls Sleds Due to Crash Hazard

Recall Summary

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Kwik-Tek-Recalls-Sleds/

Name of Product: Sleds

Hazard: The front handle bar assembly can break, posing a crash hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sleds and contact Kwik Tek for a free replacement front end.

Consumer Contact: Kwik Tek at 800-624-1297 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at yukoncharlies.com and click on “Warranty” in the upper right-hand corner for more information.

Recall Details

Photo’s Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Kwik-Tek-Recalls-Sleds/

Units: About 4,200

Description: This recall involves the Hammerhead sleds, which were sold in blue, green, orange and yellow. The front handle bars have a steering system with polycarbonate skis. The rear HDPE skis are attached to the main aluminum frame. The units measure 23 inches wide by 9 inches high by 51 inches deep and weigh about 10 pounds. “Hammerhead Pro” is written on the top of the sled. 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: LL Bean, Yukon Charlie’s nationwide and online at Amazon.com, EMS.com, LLBean.com, SharperImage.com and YukonCharlies.com from June 2014 to June 2016 for about $180.

Importer: Kwik Tek Inc., of Denver, Colo. (subsidiary of Yukon Charlie’s, of Pocasset, Mass.)

Manufactured in: China

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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