On 2017-11-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Carabiners due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2017 for about $31 to $51.
About 2,000 units are involved in this carabiner recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Climbing Equipment category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. "Omega-17 UL Classified USA" is printed on the front and "Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G" statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code "OD" is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black and red colors.
These items were sold new+ at Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.
Omega Pacific at 800-360-3990 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.omegapac.com and click on the Voluntary Recall banner at the top of the page, or click on "Notices & Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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