Sevca LLC Recalls Sevylor® Tow Behinds; Quick Hitch Connectors Break, Posing Serious Hazard to Users

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2009
Release # 09-285

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 356-3612
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Sevca LLC Recalls Sevylor® Tow Behinds; Quick Hitch Connectors Break, Posing Serious Hazard to Users

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Sevylor® Tow Behinds with Quick Hitch Connectors

Units: About 94,000

Importer: Sevca, LLC of Wichita, KS

Manufacturer: Shanghai Suofeng Plastic Metal Manufactures Co., Ltd., China

Hazard: The Quick Hitch, which connects the towable to the boat, can break and project pieces of the plastic Quick Hitch back towards the boat. If this occurs, an individual can be struck and seriously injured.

Incidents/Injuries: Sevca LLC has received one report of an occupant of a boat being struck by a piece of the Quick Hitch still attached to the towrope.

Description: The recall involves the following model Sevylor® Tow Behinds with Quick Hitch component. The Quick Hitches were manufactured between 2005 and 2009.

Model No.Description
2000002098 Avenger
ST2467 Daytona
U362YEL Daytona
U346RED Devil Ray
ST9007 Double Threat
U350BLK Double Threat
U350GRN Double Threat
ST2607 Drag'n Master
U363RED Drag'n Master
ST9401 Flight Blaster
U338RED Flight Blaster
ST2000 Le Biscuit
U371RED Le Biscuit
ST2540 Raging Racer
U382PUR Raging Racer
ST2650 Super Blaster
U384BLU Super Blaster
U384RED Super Blaster
ST9300WM Triple Blaster
ST9300 Triple Threat
U351RED Triple Threat
ST9050 Twin Blaster
U349YEL Twin Blaster
ST9075 Velocity Blaster
U353YEL Velocity Blaster
ST2467WM Wake Zone
U362CMB Wake Zone

 

Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2009 for between about $50 and $240.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their recalled tow behinds and contact Sevca to receive instructions on how to remove the Quick Hitch from their tow behind and use the tow behind without the Quick Hitch. Consumers will receive a 1-2 person tow rope for returning the Quick Hitch.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Sevca at (800) 356-3612 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firms' Web site at www.sevylor.com

Picture of Recalled Tow Behinds with Quick Hitch Connectors