Black Diamond has issued a voluntary recall for a variety of carabiners and nylon runners. The company is asking retailers and consumers to carefully inspect Black Diamond gear that may be affected. Links to self-inspection procedures are below.
“In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid-gate carabiners) and wire ends (in wire-gate carabiners) attaching the gate to the carabiner body may not be properly manufactured, potentially resulting in the gate becoming detached.
Additionally, in some screw-gate carabiners, the locking sleeve may not have been correctly assembled, resulting in a locking carabiner that does not lock properly.
The recall related to the nylon runners is due to a small number found to contain a tape splice, resulting in a product that is not load bearing and will fail under standard use.
No accidents have been reported; however, in the interest of customer safety, Black Diamond has decided to voluntarily issue a recall to ask users to inspect their equipment and return products that are in question to Black Diamond for a replacement.”
Click on the links below for information about inspecting your own gear. All inspections and returns should be made directly through Black Diamond.
Click here for the CARABINER inspection procedure.
Click here for the NYLON RUNNER inspection procedure.