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Black Diamond Recalls Carabiners for Inspection

A recall has been announced involving 16 models of Black Diamond brand carabiners with manufacturing date codes between 4350 and 6018. The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall. No injuries have beeb reported, but as many as 1.6 million units are affected. Following is the official release from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Recall date: March 30, 2016

Recall number: 16-130

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Black Diamond Carabiners for Climbing

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.

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 can email the firm at warranty@bdel.com.

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Recall Details

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.

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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

Remedy

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.

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(s)

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured in

U.S.

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