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Home > Recalled Products > Sports, Outdoors & Fitness > Camping, Hiking, Fishing & Hunting > Climbing Equipment > Crampons (used for ice climbing and mountaineering)

Recall: Crampons (used for ice climbing and mountaineering)


On 2005-03-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Crampons (used for ice climbing and mountaineering) due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2003 for about $135.00 to $185.00.

About 1,000 units are involved in this Montrail crampon recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Climbing Equipment category in 2005. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800)826-1598

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What is the problem?

The vertical rails at the front of these crampons can break, which could result in falls and injuries to consumers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall includes models I354, I356, and K364 sold under brand names I.C.E. 9 and Khumbu. The recall includes products with UPC numbers beginning with 619120036 and ending with 204, 211, 464, or 457. These model and UPC numbers are listed only on the packaging, but not on the products themselves.

These items were sold new+ at Outdoor equipment retailers nationwide from September 2003 through Feb. 1, 2005 for between $135 and $185.

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 stop using these crampons immediately and contact Montrail to find out how to return them and for further recall details.

Contact Montrail toll-free at (800)826-1598 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Montrail has received three reports of crampons breaking. No injuries were reported.

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+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


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