CPSC, K2 Corp. Announce Recall of In-Line Skates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2000
Release # 00-057
Company Phone Number: (800) 426-1617
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, K2 Corp. Announce Recall of In-Line Skates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), K2 Corp., of Vashon, Wash., is recalling about 12,000 "FLIGHT ALX" brand in-line skates. The skate's plastic brake mount could crack and fail, causing the skater to fall and suffer serious injury.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported with these skates. This recall is being conducted to prevent injury.

The recalled skates are the "FLIGHT ALX" brand with model number S00161 or S00162, manufactured before November 20, 1999. The brand name and model number are on the skate's tongue. The manufacturing date is stamped in the heel of the skate, on the footbed. It is written as the year, month and day (for example, 19991002 is October 2, 1999). Women's skates are maroon and silver in sizes 4 through 11. Men's skates are gray and orange in sizes 5 through 14.

Sporting goods stores nationwide sold the skates from August 1999 through November 1999 for about $200.

Consumers should stop using these skates immediately and return them to the store where purchased for free replacement skates. For more information, call K2 Corp. at (800) 426-1617 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Consumers also can access the company's web site at http://www.K2skates.com/flight_recall.htm.

Flight ALX In-Line Skates

ID Label on Tongue

Manufacturing Date On the Footbed Skates manufactured before November 20,1999 are recalled