We have recently become aware of a problem with some of the pins (rivets) on our quickdraw and X-comp carabiners. A few carabiners have been discovered with pins that are not properly peened over. Any carabiners received after October 2003 are suspect and must be checked. Our estimate is that from 5 to 15 carabiners sold after October have this defect. Finding these carabiners is like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack, so it is important to check every one. There is a quick and easy inspection procedure we’d like you to perform on any carabiners purchased since Oct. 2003.
Click here to download a pdf of the inspection procedure.