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Singing Rock Harnesses Recalled

recalled singing rock climbing harnesses climbing harnessSinging Rock has announced a recall of certain Crux, Nara and Nemo harnesses. There has been a possible manufacturing defect resulting in decreased waist belt strength. If you or your outdoor program own these models please check the lot numbers below.

The Crux is a fairly popular model that was the winner of Climbing Magazine's "Editors' Choice" Award. The harnesses are UIAA and CE approved, though announcements of the recall have not come through those channels yet.

The Singing Rock announcement is below:

Recalled Singing Rock Harness - locate lot numberSinging Rock is notifying to customers that some of the produced climbing harnesses CRUX, NARA, NEMO may pose a potential casualty hazard due to inaccuracy in the production.

This defect was identified at regular internal quality inspection and up to know there are no reports of this defect coming from normal use.

If you own any of mentioned products, please, read this important notice.

Identification - Name of the Product/production lots involved:
The lot number can be found on the label as pictured below and is either the 7 digits in the larger lot number. Compare these 7 digits with the list of numbers given below. In the case of a match, return the product to your dealer as directed below.

1071050; 1071051; 1071130; 1075163; 1075162; 1077978;
1077980; 1062912; 1064334; 1063634; 1071048; 1071049;
1071129; 1075159; 1075160; 1075161; 1080987; 1071046;
1071047; 1071128; 1075158; 1077981; 1086111; 1071054;
1071131; 1077976; 1077977; 1070798; 1071045; 1071127;
1071104; 1071105; 1071106; 1075178; 1078062; 1062913;
1063636; 1064362; 1071101; 1071102; 1071103; 1075176;
1075177; 1078063; 1089901; 1086397; 1071093; 1071100;
1075174; 1075175; 1071088; 1071090; 1075173; 1085477;
1071120; 1071121; 1071122; 1075166; 1075167; 1075168;
1089748; 1075169; 1062916; 1064364; 1063638; 1071123;
1071124; 1075170; 1071125; 1075171; 1075172; 1080254;

Manufacturer: LANEX a.s., division Singing Rock
Date of Manufacture: 10/2010 – 5/2011
Hazard: Possible inaccuracy in a production resulting in lower waist belt strength of the harness – see a picture [Detailed letter from Singing Rock]

Till nowadays there are no reports of this defect coming from normal use. Nonetheless, Singing Rock is acting pro-actively on this matter given the potential casualty hazard. Based on this matter is decided to change construction of stitching for CRUX and construction change of NARA and NEMO to avoid possible safety hazard.


Czech Returns:
LANEX a.s., division Singing Rock
Poniklá 317

512 42 Poniklá

Thank you for your continued support. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.


For additional information or updates visit the Singing Rock recall post. Please follow this link and check for updates if you own any of these harness models (even if they are not in the recall range).

Posted by

Alex Kosseff

on 6/7/11


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