Recall: Salewa North America Wild Country Syncro Harnesses
On 2016-08-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Salewa North America Wild Country Syncro Harnesses due to a potential Fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2016 for about $110.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th recall of products in the Climbing Equipment category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Excess materials on the left waist belt tab can cause the harness to loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall applies to all Wild Country Syncro harnesses sold in the United States. The harness has a black nylon exterior and orange interior. "Wild Country"¯ and "Syncro"¯ is printed on a label affixed to the interior, above batch code: 01 A 01 16.
These items were sold new+ at Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Climb UP LLC, Rock Fitness, UNLTD, and Wilderness Exchange stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from April 2016 through June 2016 for about $110.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled harnesses and contact Salewa North America for a full refund.
Salewa North America toll-free at 844-412-7013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.wildcountry.com and click on the "Product Recall"¯ link located at the bottom of the page.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of the harness loosening. No injuries have been reported.
+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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