Some of the carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
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. See this list for the carabiners included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabineers and contact Black Diamond for instructions on inspecting and returning the product for a free replacement, the company and commission said. Instructions are also available on the firm’s website.
For more information on inspecting the carabineers, call Black Diamond at 800-755-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “Recall for Inspection: Carabiner & Quickdraws.” The company also will inspect the carabineers for consumers. Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.