Salewa announced the recall of Wild Country Syncro climbing harnesses due to excess materials on the left waist belt tab that can cause the harness to loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user. Following is the official release from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commision.
Recall date: August 31, 2016
Recall number: 16-771
Name of product:
Wild Country Syncro Harnesses
Excess materials on the left waist belt tab can cause the harness to loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Salewa North America toll-free at 844-412-7013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.wildcountry.com and click on the “Product Recall” link located at the bottom of the page.
This recall applies to all Wild Country Syncro harnesses sold in the United States. The harness has a black nylon exterior and orange interior. “Wild Country” and “Syncro” is printed on a label affixed to the interior, above batch code: 01 A 01 16.
The firm has received one report of the harness loosening. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled harnesses and contact Salewa North America for a full refund.
Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Climb UP LLC, Rock Fitness, UNLTD, and Wilderness Exchange stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from April 2016 through June 2016 for about $110.
Salewa North America Inc., of Boulder, Colo.