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Mammut Rescue Device Recall


Mammut has recalled their rescue device, RescYou. Made for pulling climbers or skiers out of crevasses, the pull cord lock cam on the device can fail - posing risk of death or injury during a rescue. Contact Mammut directly or your Mammut dealer for a replacement. Mammut's direct weblink for more information about this recall:

Recall Details


About 70 in the U.S. and 80 in Canada


This recall involves Mammut's RescYou crevasse rescue devices with batch numbers 12-12 and 03-13. The crevasse rescue devices are pulley device systems used for ski mountaineering and mountain climbing to lift a skier or climber who has fallen into a crevasse. The rescue device consists of blue and silver finished mechanical ascenders, each using a cam that grabs a lifting rope, allowing the rope to slide only in one direction. The ascenders are connected by an orange rope threaded through pulleys. "MAMMUT RESCYOU" and the batch number are printed in white on the side on the side bar of the blue ascender. 




Customers should immediately stop using the recalled RescYou devices and contact Mammut for a free replacement crevasse rescue device.

Sold at:

Specialty outdoor stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at from June 2013 through January 2014 for about $125.


Mammut Sports Group, Inc, of Williston, VT


Mammut Sports Group, Inc, of Williston, VT


Mammut Sports Group, Inc, of Williston, VT

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Visit Mammut's weblink for full recall information:

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on 8/30/14


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