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Old 04-12-2016, 05:16 PM is offline
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Originally Posted by LeeR
Idiotic decision definitely. If you've got the product, why not offer it up perhaps as a free kit if you place a sizable order -- maybe $50-75?

I can think of one really good reason why a company would spike a product: it was potentially unsafe, and a risk management review decided that it would be best to cancel the kit. This model was designed to release simulated strap-on boosters, recovered by streamer. What would happen if a kid forgot or neglected to attach the streamers to these parts, allowing them to come in hot after ejection?

Yeah, we live in a litigious society, and that kinda sucks. Still, I'd rather that Estes kill a product for potential liability issues rather than be sued into oblivion.

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