About 1.6 million Black Diamond Carabiners for Climbing have been recalled by Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah. The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall. 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 carabiners were sold by 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. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners 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. Contact 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 email the company at email@example.com. Photos Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Black-Diamond-Recalls-to-Inspect-Carabiners/.
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