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.