The Orange CCH Alien cam that was reportedly involved in the Paradise Forks incident, has turned out to be dated 10-05, rather than the highly publicized date of early 2004. This information has been verified the by the Coconino County Sheriffs Depart both verbally and in photographic form, with Dave Waggoner of CCH, during CCH’s own internal investigation. It is however still unknown if this unit was clearly dimpled.
The window of the recall was 11-04 to 12-05, thus any Alien cams date coded during this period should be tested, dimpled or not.
CCH will tensile test customers’ Aliens, of any manufacture date at no charge, to ensure that they will withstand a fall. Testing is done to 2/3 the rated tensile strength. After testing, all cams are currently being identified with a “Tensile Tested” stamp on the main swage above the loop. We will test and return cams to our customers within 1 week of receiving them.
Please attach your complete contact information to each unit being returned for testing, to facilitate a speedy turn-around.
Dave Waggoner Colorado Custom Hardware Inc. 115 East Lyon Street Laramie, WY 82072 USA (307) 721-9385