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WC Helium Carabiner Recall

Recalled Wild Country Helium Carabiner

Wild Country has recalled their Helium Carabiners and Quickdraws. This applies ONLY to carabiners or quickdraws purchased after July 15th 2012. According to Wild Country:

"Upon receipt of the latest delivery at Wild Country we identified anomalies with the ‘Major Axis Gate Closed Tensile Test’ results.  An immediate investigation together with our long term manufacturing partner revealed a series of issues with the manufacturing process that could lead to problems in the forging of the nose of the karabiner.  In those karabiners affected by the problem the gate may not engage properly with the nose causing the gate to slip off the nose under load and thereby significantly reducing the strength of the karabiner."


For additional information or if you suspect you may have one or more of the effected units, please use the links below.

 


Wild Country Recall Announcement



Helium Karabiner Voluntary Recall Notice 10_12_2012



Helium Recall FAQs 10_10_12

Wild Country also had a recent (October 2012) recall of their Ropeman 3 ascending device.


OSI has no control over and is not responsible for the content of the statements from equipment manufacturers. This website presents selected outdoor product recalls that may be of interest to our readers. This is not a complete list of product recalls. For complete listings of official product recalls visit recalls.gov (US) or Health Canada (this specific recall has not, at this point, been published via these government channels).

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 12/13/12
Categories: 
Recalls

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