Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah, has recalled about 45,500 Black Diamond Camalot climbing devices in the U.S. and an additional 5,700 in Canada. The camming devices can come apart during use and fail, posing a fall hazard to the consumer. This recall involves all sizes of Black Diamond Camalot and Camalot Ultralight camming devices. The climbing devices are used to secure ropes while rock climbing. The Camalots were sold in sizes 0.3 to 6 and have manufacturing codes from 5133 to 6067. The Camalot Ultralights were sold in sizes 0.4 to 4 and have manufacturing codes from 5309 to 6061. Manufacturing codes are printed on the underside of the cams.
The devices were sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Gear Express, Mountain Gear, REI and other specialty outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at BackCountry.com and BlackDiamond.com for between $65 and $130. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled camming devices and contact Black Diamond for inspection and replacement instructions. Instructions for inspection are also available at https://warranty.bdel.com/CamalotRecall/Landing. Only those camming devices that have unformed axle ends are included in the recall. Contact Black Diamond at 877-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “Safety Notices” for more information. Consumers can also email the company at email@example.com. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Black-Diamond-Recalls-Camming-Climbing-Devices/
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