CAMP USA Recalls Blade Runner Crampons Due to Fall Hazard

Aug 26, 2015, 11:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cassin Blade Runner and Blade Runner Alpine Crampons

Hazard: The front part, where the points connect to the crampons, can break, posing a fall hazard.  

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled crampons and contact the firm for instructions on receiving free replacement parts.

Consumer Contact: CAMP USA toll-free at 877-421-2267 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at and click on the Safety Notices link at the bottom of the page then click on Blade Runner Crampon for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 900 (in addition, 20 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves all Cassin Blade Runner and Blade Runner Alpine crampons. Crampons are used for ice climbing and attach to footwear allowing the front points of the crampon to cut into the snow or ice. The Blade Runner crampons have two ice front points and the Blade Runner Alpine crampons have two snow front points. "Sandvik Nanoflex" is printed on a rubber label attached to the gray nylon ankle strap. "Cassin" and "Blade Runner" are stamped on the orange traction plate on the foot of the crampon. The crampon frames are made of Chromoly and Nanoflex® steel.

Incidents/Injuries: CAMP USA has received three reports of these crampons breaking during use. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold at: Specialty outdoor retailers nationwide and online at, and from June 2013 to June 2015 for about $350.

Importer/Distributor: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo. 

Manufactured in: Italy

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at

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