Totem, maker of the Totem and Totem Basic cams, has announced a voluntary recall on their website. The recall affects all Totem Basic cams manufactured from February to August of this year. The notice explains:
This recall is being issued based on our quality controls indicating a lower than expected strength specification of the brazing, which affects Basic cams of all sizes, manufactured between 7 February 2017 and 15 August 2017. While, as of today, no failure has been reported by any of our customers, their use as climbing equipment could lead to serious injury or death.