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Black Diamond Recalls to Inspect Carabiners Due to Fall Hazard

Name of Product: Black Diamond Carabiners for Climbing

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Black-Diamond-Recalls-to-Inspect-Carabiners/

Recall Summary

Hazard: The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabineers and contact Black Diamond for instructions on inspecting and returning the product for a free replacement.  Instructions are also available on the firm’s website.

Consumer Contact: Black Diamond at 800-755-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “Recall for Inspection: Carabiner & Quickdraws” for more information on inspecting the product. Consumers can also email the firm at warranty@bdel.com.

Recall Details

Photos Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Black-Diamond-Recalls-to-Inspect-Carabiners/

Units: About 1.16 million (in addition, 81,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves 16 models of Black Diamond brand carabiners with manufacturing date codes between 4350 and 6018. “Black Diamond” or the Black Diamond logo is printed on the front of the carabiners. The manufacturing date code is printed on the side of the carabiners. All carabiner colors are included in the recall. They were sold individually or as part of a climbing gear set. The following carabiners are included in the recall.

Black Diamond carabiners sold individually

Carabiner Name

Carabiner Name

MINI PEARABINER SCREWGATE

POSITRON BENT CARABINER

OVAL CARABINER

NITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER

OVALWIRE CARABINER

NITRON BENT CARABINER

LIGHT D CARABINER

NEUTRINO CARABINER

HOTWIRE CARABINER

POSITRON SCREWGATE CARABINER

OZ CARABINER

NITRON SCREWGATE CARABINER

HOODWIRE CARABINER

ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER

VAPORLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER

 

Black Diamond carabiners sold as a set or in combination with other products

Product Name

 

Included Carabiner(s)

FREEWIRE QUICKDRAW- 12cm

 

HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)

FREEWIRE QUICKDRAW- 18cm

 

HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)

POSIWIRE QUICKDRAW- 12cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)

POSIWIRE QUICKDRAW- 18cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)

POSITRON QUICKDRAW- 18cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (2)

POSITRON QUICKDRAW- 12cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (2)

POSITRON QUICKPACK

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)

POSIWIRE QUICKPACK

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)

FREEWIRE QUICKPACK 12cm

 

HOTWIRE CARABINER (12)

FREEWIRE QUICKPACK 18cm

 

HOTWIRE CARABINER (12)

POSITRON QUICKPACK 12cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)

POSITRON QUICKPACK 18cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)

POSIWIRE QUICKPACK 12cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), HOTWIRE CARABINER (6)

POSIWIRE QUICKPACK 18cm

 

POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), HOTWIRE CARABINER (6)

NEUTRINO RACKPACK

 

NEUTRINO CARABINER (6)

HOTWIRE RACKPACK

 

HOTWIRE CARABINER (6)

HOTWIRE 3 PACK

 

HOTWIRE CARABINER (3)

POSITRON SCREWGATE 3 PACK

 

POSITRON SCREWGATE CARABINER (3)

OVAL 3 PACK

 

OVAL CARABINER (3)

WIRED HEX SET #4-10

 

OVALWIRE CARABINER (1)

STOPPER SET #4-13

 

OVALWIRE CARABINER (1)

BIG AIR PACKAGE

 

ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)

BIG AIR XP PACKAGE

 

MINI PEARABINER SCREWGATE (1)

MOMENTUM DS COMBO

 

ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)

MOMENTUM HARNESS PACKAGE

 

ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)

PRIMROSE HARNESS PACKAGE

 

ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Eastern Mountain Sports, The Gear Coop, Hansen Mountaineering, REI and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at Backcountry.com, BlackDiamond.com and Bouldering.com from December 2014 to January 2016 for between $6 and $15.

Importer/Distributor: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured in: U.S.

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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