Black Diamond Carabiner and Runner Recall

Inspect your gear to see if it's among the affected products
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Inspect your gear to see if it's among the affected products

From Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.:

Today, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities.

In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate carabiners) and wire ends (in wiregate carabiners) attaching the gate to the carabiner body may not be properly manufactured, potentially resulting in the gate becoming detached. Additionally, in some screwgate carabiners, the locking sleeve may not have been correctly assembled, resulting in a locking carabiner that does not lock properly. The recall related to the nylon runners is due to a small number found to contain a tape slice, resulting in a product that is not load bearing and will fail under standard use.

Here are the links to BD’s recall pages providing important details related to the recall:

No accidents have been reported; however, in the interest of customer safety, Black Diamond has decided to voluntarily issue a recall to ask users to inspect their equipment and return products that are in question to Black Diamond for a replacement.

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