June 3, 2005
- MSA Recall of Climbing Wall Descenders
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mine Safety Appliances Co. (MSA), of Pittsburgh, Pa., is voluntarily recalling 783 Redpoint™ and Auto-Belay Descenders. This product, which assists wall climbers during descent, has a faulty bearing that can cause the brakes to fail. When this occurs, wall climbers risk rapid descent with no braking capability.
March 11, 2005
- Montrail Inc. Recall of Crampons; Products Used for Ice Climbing and Mountaineering
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Montrail Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is voluntarily recalling 969 pairs of Crampons (used for ice climbing and mountaineering). The vertical rails at the front of these crampons can break, which could result in falls and injuries to consumers.
January 13, 2005
- Climb High Inc. Recall of Avalanche Transceivers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ascom Systec AG, Eichtal, of Switzerland is voluntarily recalling about 137 Mammut Barryvox Avalanche Transceivers – a device worn by backcountry skiers, and used to help locate a buried avalanche victim. The transceivers’ plastic casing could crack, causing a malfunction if water were to enter the unit. If the transceiver fails to function properly in the aftermath of an avalanche, it could result in the buried victim not being found in time to avoid serious injury or death.
September 21, 2004
- Wild Country Ltd. Recall of Helium Carabiners
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DMM Engineering, of Gwynedd, U.K.is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 Wild Country-brand Helium carabiners.The carabiner gate may come open under a heavy load, which will significantly reduce the strength of the carabiner. The carabiner could break if the climber falls, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the climber.
April 9, 2003
- Black Diamond Equipment Recall of Bionic Crampons
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Black Diamond Equipment, of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling about 150 pairs of Bionic Crampons (used for ice climbing). The Front rail of the crampon could be improperly heat-treated and toe points could bend resulting in malfunction of the crampon.