Omega Pacific announced a recall, in conjunction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, involving six models of its G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. According to reports, the carabiners can break while in use, posing risk of fall or death. So far, no injuries have been reported. Following is information from the official CPSC release.
This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” is printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code “OD” is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black and red colors.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.
Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51.
Omega Pacific Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.
Location for Lot Code on carabiner spine