Black Diamond Product Recall

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 15:52:46

Black Diamond Carabiner, Quickdraw and Nylon Runner Voluntary Product Recall.

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd has issued a voluntary product recall for multiple product lines detailed as follows:


VOLUNTARY PRODUCT RECALL OF CARABINERS AND QUICKDRAWS, SUBJECT TO INSPECTION

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.


VOLUNTARY PRODUCT RECALL FOR USER INSPECTION OF NYLON RUNNERS

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 18mm Nylon Runners 60cm/24in (Style Number 380060) and 18mm Nylon Runners 120cm/48in (Style Number 380061) because of a possibility that the Nylon Runner is not load-bearing and will fail under standard use.
This recall concerns nylon runners with a manufacturing code of 2014 or 2015, which is found on the sewn in label.

This recall is due to a small number of Nylon Runners found to contain a tape splice, resulting in a product that is not load-bearing and will fail under standard use.

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.
This recall requires immediate action from Sea to Summit retailers of the products in question. We require that you inspect all affected stock in your store to establish whether or not it is at fault.

PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL STOCK WILL BE AFFECTED. THE ISSUES ARE LIMITED TO CERTAIN BATCH NUMBERS.

Within these production batches not all items will be at risk.

To ascertain which batches are at risk, and the inspection process to follow please carefully read the following links:

http://warranty.bdel.com/CarabinerRecall/Landing#screwGateInspection
http://warranty.bdel.com/RunnerRecall/Landing

Customers with products found to be at fault are required to return this product for refund or replacement at their point of purchase. 

Visual notice:

Recall Black Diamond Nylon Runners
Recall Black Diamond Carabiners Quickdraws