CAMP USA Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

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CAMP USA Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
CAMP USA Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
CAMP USA Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

4/22/11 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with CAMP USA, has announced a voluntary recall of Photon carabiners and Photon and Mach Express quickdraws. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws

Units: About 15,500

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

Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.

Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.camp-usa.com