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CAMP Photon Carabiner Recall

 

camp photon carabiners that have been recalledCAMP USA has recalled their Photon Carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws. The recall covers all versions of the Photon including straight, bent, wire, and locking gates. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: "The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls."

The following the text of the CPSC press release:


Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

April 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws

Units:
About 15,500

Importer: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo.

Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported.

Description:
The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.

Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.camp-usa.com

 


Follow this link for the CPSC press release.

There is no additional information on the CAMP website at this time (only a PDF copy of the CPSC release).


 

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Posted by

Alex Kosseff

on 4/21/11
Categories: 
Recalls

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