Liberty Mountain Recalls Mountain Climbing Lanyards Due to Risk of Serious Injury
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards
Hazard: The elastic webbing on the lanyards can deteriorate over time and break while in use, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the climber.
Remedy: Replacement, Refund
Consumer Contact: Liberty Mountain; toll-free at (800) 366-2666, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.libertymountain.com. Click on "Contact Us" for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Liberty-Mountain-Recalls-Mountain-Climbing-Lanyards/.
Units: About 140
Description: This recall involves Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards used for shock absorption on Via Ferrata mountain climbing routes. The lanyard has two elasticized webbing branches with self-locking carabiners at each end. Recalled units can be identified by the elasticized webbing. "EASY GO XP LOCK" is printed on a white tag sewn into the zipper pouch.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lanyards and contact Liberty Mountain for a refund or replacement.
Sold at: Specialty climbing shops nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other internet retailers between April 2011 to August 2012 for about $120.
Importer: Liberty Mountain, of Salt Lake City, Utah
Manufacturer: Singing Rock, of Ponikla, Czech Republic
Manufactured in: Czech Republic
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission