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Agit Global is recalling paddleboard paddles due to puncture or laceration risks

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About 124,000 paddles sold with stand-up paddleboards are being recalled by Agit Global.

The paddle can suddenly break mid-shaft into two pieces during use, exposing sharp edges and posing a risk of serious injury including puncture or laceration hazards.

Agit Global has received 19 reports of the paddle breaking during use, including six reports of leg punctures or laceration injuries.

This recall involves Agit Global paddles, model years 2015 through 2020, that were sold with the 8’, 8’6”, 9’6”, and 10’6” Wave Storm, Storm Blade, Ozoboard, True Wave, Bloo Tide, Dorsal, and Rock It Surf Stand-up paddleboards.

The paddles are made of aluminum and are adjustable, between 5 and 7 feet in length. They were provided with original purchase or as a replacement paddle under warranty and weren’t sold individually.

Each paddle is printed with a four- or five-character manufacturing code on the paddle blade with one of the following prefixes or codes:

Model Year

Initial Characters of Manufacturing Code 

2015 9’6 Wave Storm

J4

2015 10’6” Wave Storm

D5

2015 9’6” Dorsal

B4, J4

2015 8’6”, 9’6”, 10’6” Ozoboards

H4, F5

2015, 2016, and 2017 9’6” and 10’6” Storm Blades

E5, F5, L5, B6, C6, B7, D7, E7, F7, G7

2016 9’6” Wave Storm

I5, A6

2017 9’6” Wave Storm

I6, L6, A7

2018 9’6” Wave Storm

I7, K7

2018 9’6” Rock-It-Surf

L8

2018 8’ True Wave

E8

2019 9’6” Wave Storm

I8, K8, J901, J902, J903, J904

2019 8’ Wave Storm

L8

2019 9’6” Bloo Tide

C9

2020 8’ Wave Storm

D0

The paddle were sold with paddleboards at Costco, Home Depot, REI, Amazon, Walmart.com, Sam’s Club, and small surf/sporting goods stores nationwide and online at https://shop.agit-global.com/ from January 2015 through December 2020. The cost was between $180 and $480.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paddles and contact Agit Global North America for a free, two-foot long zippered paddle shaft sleeve to be installed over the paddle shaft when the paddle is used, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Agit Global North America at 877-862-0622 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, email recall@agit-global.com, or visit https://shop.agit-global.com/content/important-safety-recall/ or http://www.agit-global.com/content/important-safety-recall.

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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