WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Black-Diamond-Recalls-Camming-Climbing-Devices/
Name of Product: Black Diamond Camalot climbing devices
Hazard: The camming devices can come apart during use and fail, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
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.
Consumer 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 firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Units: About 45,500 (in addition, 5,700 units were sold in Canada)
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
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.
Importer/Distributor: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah
Manufactured in: U.S.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: Black Diamond Camalots and Ultralights
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission