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LandRoller Inc. Recalls to Repair Roller Skates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: LandRoller “Terra 9” Roller Skates

Units: About 1,400 pairs

Manufacturer: LandRoller Inc., of Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The wheels on these roller skates can detach and the brakes can fail. Either one of these hazards can cause the skater to fall and suffer serious injury.

Incidents/Injuries: LandRoller Inc. has received nine reports of wheel separation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: LandRoller skates have two oversized wheels on each skate that are angled inward, which is designed to help the user keep balanced on cracked pavement and uneven surfaces. The recalled LandRoller brand skates are the "Terra 9" model manufactured between July 2005 and December 2005. The date of manufacture can be determined from the serial number, which is written on a white sticker attached to the upper inside of the right boot’s plastic ankle cuff. Serial numbers beginning with “L050” are included in the recall. The brand name is on the skate’s tongue and model is on the skate’s rear heel area. Women's skates are purple and gray and sold in sizes 6 through 11. Men's skates are blue and black and sold in sizes 5 through 12.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers from July 2005 through February 2006 for about $250.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these skates immediately and contact LandRoller to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call LandRoller Inc. toll-free at (877) 923-5500 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the company at recall@landroller.com - To receive the free repair kit, consumers should access the company's Web site at http://www.landroller.com/terra9_recall

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