Black Diamond Issues Massive Recall

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“Today, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities.” Black Diamond and its marketing reps issued that statement this morning February 4th, 2016.

One example of a Black Diamond Wiregate carabiner that is included in the voluntary recall.  Photo: BD
One example of a Black Diamond Wiregate carabiner that is included in the voluntary recall. Photo: BD

In an email to CBJ, John Dicuollo, Senior PR Account Manager for Black Diamond wrote:

“In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate carabiners) and wire ends (in wiregate carabiners) attaching the gate to the carabiner body may not be properly manufactured, potentially resulting in the gate becoming detached. Additionally, in some screwgate 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 slice, resulting in a product that is not load bearing and will fail under standard use.”

Example of a runner defect.  Photo: BD
Example of a runner defect. Photo: BD

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.

Black Diamond has set up two very informative pages that outline all the information you need to determine if you have product that is effected by the recall.

For carabiners go here.

For runners go here.