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Old 07-18-2006, 06:09 PM
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Default U S Army Corps of Engineers Bans tube kites?

I saw in our local fishwrap this am that the USACE is banning these new towables that will take off when pulled fast on all of their lakes. I have seen videos and the look kinda of fun if I were younger but did not realize they were this much of a problem.

Are they going to be banned on all lakes or just the USACE lakes which is what we have here in Hartwell, Russell, Clarks Hill
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:32 PM
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The mfg has recalled the product.
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:00 PM
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The Associated Press
Thursday, July 13, 2006; 3:37 AM
The following recall has been announced:

About 19,000 Wego Kite Tubes, imported by Sportsstuff Inc., because the company has received 39 reports of injuries with 29 of those injuries requiring medical treatment. The company has been unable to determine the cause of the injuries.

The yellow, circular tubes are 10-foot wide inflatable floats designed to be pulled behind a power boat. Riders fly into the air when they pull the handles on the tube's floor. Model number 53-5000 is printed near the valve on the tube, and the floor has black caution warning stripes.

Marine distributors, mail order catalogs and retail stores nationwide sold the product from October 2005 until July 2006. For more information, call the company at 866-831-5524 or visit http://sportsstuff.com/news/07-13-06/index.shtml
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:05 AM
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Yea, SOMEONE has to protect us........ AGAIN.........

Hey Spot, you and FearNaut somehow related???????? Brothers, cousins, Cowboys?????Or is this becoming the "style"???? If it is, I don't wanna play......
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:42 AM
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No relation whatsoever Bailey.

BTW - You will notice that I did not take a position on it, just posted the article verbatim so people had the story straight.
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