SAFE LOADING MAX WT

         
Number 17CG114s   MIC: JOK
Company: K L INDUSTRIES   Company Official: PLC
Model Name: Electric Pedal Boat   Model Year: 2010-17
Problem 1: SAFE LOADING MAX WT      
Problem 2: LABEL; CAPACITY      
HIN JOK00193D717   Case Open Date: 11/9/2017
Disposition: OPEN   Case Close Date:
Units 1499   Campaign Open Date 6/14/2018
Boat Type 18   Campaign Close Date
Severity: L   Last Date: 11/8/2018
Comments:  
121117 - This boat when loaded to the manufacturer recommended capacity became a monohull if we simply load the weights where the seats are. More important than becoming a monohull is the fact that water seeps through the hull to deck joint. After 75 minutes, at full capacity, the boat acquires sufficient water to cause it to capsize. Accident with injury occured. The intent of the manufacturer is to have the boat behave as a multihull with the hull to deck joint above the water. In order to do so, the maximum recommended capacity must be lowered significantly, and with a warning sign that the boat must be loaded in such a manner so it remains level. MNF understands the nature of the problem and will propose a solution after careful internal debate. PLC. 11/29/17 mailed per WH request-CC 1/10/18 mnf granted extension as per WH-CC 022018 - MNF TEST INDICATE THE JOINT IS ABOVE WATERLINE. RECOMMENDED TO MNF TO RECALL BY SENDING NEW CAP LABEL WITH WARNING SIGNS TO: 1) KEEP THE JOINT ABOVE WATER; 2) EMPTY BIILGE BEFORE EACH USE; 3) LOAD THE BOAT TO ACHIEVE LEVEL. PLC. 040618 - MNF WILL START DN WITH NEW WARNING LABEL AS SUGGESTED ABOVE. PLC. 061418 - DNR RCVD: 1499 UNITS. 082918 - CUR1: 705 UC 11/8/18 rec cert receipt-CC