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insuranceman 07-13-2006 8:20 AM

As of 07/13/2006 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled the Wego Kite Tube. <BR> <BR>For those who already have one they can be returned to the company by callin 866-831-5524. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>We all knew this one would not last long.

jaybird 07-13-2006 8:28 AM

ok now I REALLY want one<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR>JJ

seanmcd 07-13-2006 8:32 AM

THATS SUCKS!! <BR> <BR>Why cant I fly high into the air and then fall to the water, breaking multiple bones if I want to? Shouldn't that be my god given right? <BR> <BR>LOL, Sean

walt 07-13-2006 8:43 AM

I wonder how many law suits there are at this point ?

ilovetrains 07-13-2006 9:15 AM

I wonder how many deaths? Seams like I heard about at least 1 a weekend all summer. I read on a kite (the real kind) forum about some girl who lost her best friend and there were plaintiff lawyers on there trolling for business.

wakespecialty 07-13-2006 10:32 AM

i can't believe this product ever made it to market here in the states. seems to have put that company in a world of risk. i worked for a company that made tubes and towables, some considered "stunt" tubes that could slide and roll in succession. we always had internal debate of "hiding" behind the warning (may cause injury or death) and pure common sense. the labels say not to go over 24mph - is that boat speed or tube speed? do you "whip" your riders? is it a battle between driver and rider? do you really keep it at 24mph? aren't tubes considered watersports for drinkers by many? when i first saw that product i knew there would be many shops flat out refuse to sell it based on common sense and fear. i don't know who is more stupid, the manufacturer or the people who bought it to put their family and friends at such risk. saw this pic on dallaswakeboarding.com today. f me - look closely at the difference between the tube and the rider. beyond stupid. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/50752/345205.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by wakespecialty on July 13, 2006)

ilovetrains 07-13-2006 10:35 AM

Wow - that guy must be over 50 feet in the air. I am not sure how you even do that. We got one up to 45-50 feet by accident, but brother in law was hanging on for deer life.

iagainsti 07-13-2006 10:57 AM

Is that the rider at the top of the trees ? OMG !! Thats insane !! Are we sure that isnt photoshopped ? <BR> <BR>(Message edited by iagainsti on July 13, 2006)

bftskir 11-24-2006 4:08 PM

All the graduates from the teak surfing school ran out and bought kite tubes because they saw the huge potential for death and lawsuits<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/blush.gif" border=0>.

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