According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Surf 9 has recalled several inflatable paddle boards due to the ‘drowning hazard’. Surf 9’s portfolio of brands includes Body Glove, Nautica, Airwalk, Eddie Bauer, Spyder, Denali and Havasu Watersports.
The inflatables affected by the recall are the Body Glove Tandem Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board, ULI Inventor Inflatable Paddle Board, ULI Zettian Inflatable Supyak, and ULI Lila Inflatable Supyak (note that Surf 9 distributes ULI) . All boards are sold exclusively at Costco. About 13,300 were sold in the United States, and an additional 7,000 body glove boards were purchased in Canada.
Inflatable paddle boards have seen a surge in purchases over the past few years. Paddling is a great workout, doesn’t require waves, is relatively beginner-friendly, and inflatable boards have no problem with storage.
There were no reports of drowning, and Surf 9 only reported three Body Glove boards deflated, but the recall was issued because “the adhesive on the inflatable paddle board separated at the seams, causing the paddle board to fall unexpectedly.” It will shrink and drowning hazard.”
The boards were sold at Costco stores nationwide and online. The Body Glove board was $630 while the ULI branded boards were $700-$800.
If you happened to purchase any of these products (I hope it wasn’t a Christmas present), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has advised you to stop using them immediately and return them to Costco for a refund or contact Surf 9. to find out how to obtain it. return your money