Hunter Safety System Recalls Carabiners Due to Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Carabiners
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Hunter Safety System of Danville, Ala.
Hazard: The pins in the carabiners can detach, causing a climbing strap to break free from the safety harness. This can result in the climber falling.
Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of two reports of the carabiner pins detaching. No falls or injuries have been reported.
Description: The 2010 Year HSS Ultra-Lite carabiners were supplied with the HSS-300 Ultra-Lite full body climbing safety harness. The carabiners are black with a pin sticking out of the gate. They have “CB20101″ stamped on the side opposite the gate.
Sold at: Outdoor hunting retailers and directly from the company via telephone and the company’s website at www.huntersafetysystem.com from June 2010 through September 2010 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carabiners and return them to the company for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hunter Safety System toll-free at (877) 296-3528 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.hssvest.com.
Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11029.html.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 296-3528 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission