Sevca LLC Recalls Sevylor® Tow Behinds; Quick Hitch Connectors Break, Posing Serious Hazard to Users
“Used Behind Power Boats”
® 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.
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