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Climber Jamming Bloody Fingers

Eve Preus jams her way up Bloody Fingers (5.10a) at City of Rocks, Idaho.

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Wild Country Rocks Recall

Recalled Wild Country RocksWild Country has recalled certain batches of their "Rocks" brand climbing nuts. This involves "Classic Rocks" and "Anodised Rocks" purchased starting in January 2010. The recent failure of a Classic Rock, which did not result in an injury, caused Wild Country to perform and investigation and testing program. In some cased Rocks were found that failed below the units rated strengths, which vary with size. Wild Country will replace Rocks in the effected batches (4 batch codes: AG, AH, BII & JBE) and will kick in a free quickdraw as compensation for postage. If you have any Rocks please visit the Wild Country website and view the full recall information, which may be more up to date than this post.

This is Wild Country's 4th product recall in 2012 and 2013. These recalls include the Helium Carabiner, Ropeman 3, and Via Ferrata Sets (to be fair, the via ferrata recall involved design issues common to most European climbing manufacturers). We appreciate them getting ahead of concerns and issuing recalls; however, the recalls to raise some concerns regarding quality assurance systems. Other climbing manufacturers, including Petzl, have had groupings of product recalls and we hope that this experience leads them to improve their testing procedures.

These are a popular product and, as Wild Country notes on their website, it may take a while for replacements to be available. For additional information on the recall, please refer to Wild Country’s recall webpage and their two PDF documents detailing the recall. They have issued a PDF format recall notice, and a PDF format FAQ.


* OSI has no control over and is not responsible for the content of these releases. Not all relevant details, information or images included in the original release may be shared here. This website presents selected outdoor product recalls that may be of interest to our readers. This website does not present a complete list of product recalls. For complete listings of official product recalls visit recalls.gov (US), Health Canada or the recall agency in your country. Please contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, other agencies listed on recalls.govHealth Canada or the product manufacturer if you need any additional information regarding a specific recall. There has not been a official product recall notice in the U.S. for this product at the time of this post (10/8/13).

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OSI Staff

on 10/8/13
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