11/09/2010 // WPB, FL, US // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

West Lebanon, NH—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Rollerblade USA has voluntarily recalled about 29,000 pairs of Spark and Spitfire Inline Skates over injury risks. The CPSC announced the recall on November 9, 2010.

The recall was initiated after discovering that the frame mounting bolt and wheel axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Those loose wheels or frame can cause the rider to fall, which poses a risk of injury.

The recall involved the following models of skates, which have been purchased since September 2009:

• Spark Pro, Men’s (SKU# 00792200816), Black

• Spark Pro, Women’s (SKU# 007923007E2), Anthracite (Grey)

• Spark 80, Men’s (SKU# 00702800956), Black

• Spark 80, Women’s (SKU# 007029009A6), Anthracite (Grey)

• Spitfire, Boy’s (SKU# 00705500741), Black

• Spitfire, Girl’s (SKU# 007056007Y8), Silver

• Spitfire S, Boy’s (SKU# 00705700956), Black

• Spitfire S, Girl’s (SKU# 007058009A7), Anthracite (Grey)

• Spitfire LX, (SKU# 00705000955), Silver

The recalled inline skates were sold at sporting goods stores across the U.S. and through the Internet from September 2009 through July 2010. The skates sold for between $80 and $160.

The CPSC reported, “Consumers should immediately inspect all wheel-axle and frame-mounting bolts to ensure that they are properly tightened. Rollerblade USA recommends regular inspection and tightening of bolts. After wheel-axle and frame mounting bolts are inspected and tightened if needed, products are acceptable for sale & use. Video instructions on bolt tightening and maintenance are available at www.rollerblade.com.”

For further information, consumers can contact Rollerblade USA at (800) 232-7655 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.rollerblade.com.

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