Tideswell, Derbyshire (July 15th 2004) – Wild Country Ltd. announce the recall of all Helium karabiners supplied to retail stores between April and July 2004. In-process testing has identified a problem with a limited number of karabiners concerning the location of the gate on the nose of the karabiner under load. Should this problem occur in use the minimum breaking strength of the karabiner would be the "Gate Open" strength of 10kN. Please arrange for the immediate return of all Helium karabiners to; Excalibur / Wild Country, PO Box 1007, Sandy, UT, 84091. Ph: (801) 942-8471 The products concerned are; HELIUM - CLEAN WIRE - RED or SILVER HELIUM 10MM DYNEEMA Quickdraw 13 or 18cm OXYGEN-HELIUM 12mm Quickdraw 10 or 15 cm The karabiners are marked with Batch Codes; AAA, AAB, AAC, AAD, AAE and AAF All karabiners returned will be inspected and further testing will be undertaken. We will be posting on web-sites and in forums as more information becomes available. For help with identifying the product or for further information on the recall please contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on; (801) 942-8471.