PRODUCT MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2016) – Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of defects in the gate that could cause the carabiner to fail or function incorrectly.
This recall concerns carabiners/quickdraws with manufacturing codes between 4350 and 6018. The complete list of carabiners, quickdraws and harness, belay and rock protection packages concerned by the recall is below.
In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate carabiners) and wire ends (in wiregate carabiners) attaching the gate to the carabiner body may not be properly manufactured, potentially resulting in the gate becoming detached.
Additionally, in some screwgate carabiners, the locking sleeve may not have been correctly assembled, resulting in a locking carabiner that does not lock properly.
No accidents have been reported; however, in the interest of customer safety, Black Diamond has decided to voluntarily issue a recall, subject to user inspection.
If you own carabiners/quickdraws that fall within the scope of this recall, Black Diamond is requesting that you inspect them following the procedures outlined below. If your carabiners/quickdraws fail inspection, stop use immediately and contact Black Diamond. We will replace your carabiners/ quickdraws free of charge.
The instructions below will take you through the inspection procedures for the carabiners covered in this recall. We will be asking you to inspect for the following:
– For solid gate carabiners: gates are properly riveted.
– For wiregate carabiners: gate wire ends are properly formed.
– For screwgate locking carabiners: the gates and locking sleeves are assembled correctly and function properly.
– All carabiner gates fully close when released from any position.