39 known injures and two deaths have been attributed to the “kite tube,” which was pulled from the market on July 13th. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is performing a safety investigation.
The kite tube is a 10-foot inflatable saucer with fabric flooring. The riders stand inside the device and hold onto grips while a boat pulls them. When the boat reaches around 25 mph the kite tube rises into the air.