Recall: FIREFLY Inline Skates

Starting date:
July 26, 2013

Posting date:
July 26, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-34761


Affected products
FIREFLY Inline Skates
Product description

This recall involves the following 2013 models of FIREFLY Inline Skates:

Firefly F700 – Ladies’ Skate – Black Boot with Purple Accent
Firefly F500 – Ladies’ Skate – White Boot with Light Blue-Grey Accent
Firefly X500 – Men’s Skate – Black Boot with Silver, Red, White Accents

Hazard identified

Due to a manufacturing defect, the central screw connecting the upper portion of the inline skate with the frame may break while in use.

Sport Chek has received 1 reported incident of the central screw breaking. There have been no reported injuries related to the use of this product.
Number sold

Approximately 465 units were sold through Sport Chek stores.
Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2013 to May 2013.
Place of origin

Manufactured in China.
Companies

Distributor
Intersport International Corp.
Bern
SWITZERLAND

Distributor
INA International Ltd.
Calgary
Alberta
CANADA


What you should do

Customers who purchased the inline skates are asked to discontinue use of the product and return it to their local Sport Chek store for a refund or exchange.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.