Rollerblade skate safety alert
Posted by Jane Beech (May 17, 2011)
I just notice there is a safety alert on the Rollerblade website for axle and frame bolts that may be loose on some new skates.
Please alert your students/fellow skaters and check your own skates to makes sure all bolts are properly tightened.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Spark Pro, Spark 80, Spitfire, Spitfire S, and Spitfire LX Inline Skates.
The frame mounting bolts and wheel axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Loose wheels or frames on the skates can cause the rider to fall, posing a risk of injury.
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 http://www.rollerblade.com.
If you have difficulty tightening the bolts for any reason, please contact an authorized rollerblade dealer. A list of dealers near you can be found at: http://www.rollerblade.com/find_dealer.php
Details here: http://rollerblade.com/safety.pdf
Jane Beech : Certified Inline Skating Instructor
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