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Home > Recalled Products > Sports, Outdoors & Fitness > Camping, Hiking, Fishing & Hunting > Climbing Equipment > Mammut's RescYou Mountain Climbing Rescue Devices

Recall: Mammut's RescYou Mountain Climbing Rescue Devices

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On 2014-02-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mammut's RescYou Mountain Climbing Rescue Devices due to a potential death and injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2013 for about $125.

Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Climbing Equipment category in 2014. Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Mammut's RescYou Mountain Climbing Rescue Devices
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Company Contact Information:

Website: mammut.com
Phone: (800) 451-5127

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What is the problem?

The pull cord lock cam can fail, posing a risk of death and injury during a rescue.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves Mammut's RescYou crevasse rescue devices with batch numbers 12-12 and 03-13. The crevasse rescue devices are pulley 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 of the blue ascender. 

This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38089r-eng.php

These items were sold new+ at Specialty outdoor stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.mammut.com from June 2013 through January 2014 for about $125.

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 RescYou devices and contact Mammut for a free replacement crevasse rescue device.

Mammut at (800) 451-5127 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.mammut.com and click on the "RescYou Recall" for more information, or email to info@mammutusa.com.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None

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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 CPSC.gov.

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