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Equipment Recalls

The following are climbing equipment recalls of which I am aware. It is not intended to be complete - there are recalls which are not listed here. Other places to look include Rescue Dynamics web site on the Important Notices & Equipment Recalls page, in climbing magazines such as "Rock and Ice" and "Climbing", and on the bulletin boards of your local shops.

I do not track or post full details of recalls or notices - contact the manufacturer or a local climbing shop for the bottom line.

2010 Note: The UIAA now has a page where you can search for recalls.

Software Upgrade on BCA Tracker 2 Beacons - January 2011

Backcountry Access has become aware of a problem which is uncommon but could affect a search with the Tracker 2. As of January 2011 they have not issued a formal recall. However, there is a software upgrade (version 4) which addresses the problem. They will cover shipping costs both directions for customers who want this upgrade. Contact BCA directly, not your retailer.


Recall on Certain Black Diamond Avalungs - December 2010 (Recall)

We have recently discovered that the intake tubing on certain 2010 AvaLung Packs may crack under extremely cold temperatures. This recall covers a limited number of Black Diamond AvaLung packs sold since January 1,  2010. To determine if your pack contains an AvaLung unit that is part of the recall, check your pack against the PO# and model combination presented here: www.BlackDiamondEquipment.com/AvaLungRecall.

Recall on Clif and Luna bars (and others) - Winter/Spring 2009 (Recall)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the foods described on their website because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. These foods contain peanut products (butter/paste, as well as whole, crushed, powdered, etc.) that have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada by Peanut Corporation of America.

For details on batches recalled see the Canadian Food Inspection Agency webpage for these products.

Recall of Certain Jetboil Personal and Group Cooking Systems

Jetboil has utilized three different gas valves (the “A”, “B” and “C” style valves) in the production of its Personal Cooking System (PCS) and Group Cooking System (GCS). PCS and GCS units utilizing the B style valve were shipped to US retailers between July 10 and September 9, 2008, and sold through retail since July 10, 2008. Jetboil is undertaking a consumer recall of all PCS and GCS systems utilizing this B style valve, working in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov).

We have determined independently to undertake this process after receiving reports and returned units from a very limited number of end users who have experienced leaking gas and subsequent ignition of the gas leak. No injuries or property damage have been reported by these users.

PCS and GCS systems utilizing the A and C style valves continue to be fully safe and functional. No Helios systems are affected by the recall. If you have a question about identification, please call 888-611-9905 or visit http://www.jetboil.com/recall

Maxim Apogee and Maxim Pinnacle Ropes - Summer 2008 (Recall)

Two types of climbing ropes have been included in this recall, the Maxim Apogee 9.1mm and Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm. The Maxim Apogee 9.1mm is a 48 carrier climbing rope. The colors are yellow and black, and red and yellow. The model numbers are 3411-91 and 3415-91, with date codes 060801 thru 080601. The UPC codes are: 75396312299, 75396312298, 75396312301, and 75396312300. The Maxim Pinnacle 9.5mm is a blue 48 carrier climbing rope. The Model number is 3403-95, with date codes 070201 thru 080601. The UPC codes are 75396312292 and 75396312293. The date codes and the UPC codes are on the original packaging. These were sold at retailers from August 2006 through June 2008.

Stop using the recalled dynamic climbing lines and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement - New England Ropes (866) 617-9038, http://www.neropes.com/maxim/recall/

Edelweiss Challenge Climbing Harnesses - December 2006 (Recall)

The sit harnesses are worn around climber's waist and legs and attach to climbing ropes to protect climbers from falling. The harnesses have three buckles including one on the waist belt and one on each leg loop. "Edelweiss" is printed on the waist belt. Only harnesses using the para buckle system are included in this recall. Para buckle harnesses have a single bar installed in the center of each of the three buckles. Sold from January 2005 through September 2006 for about $47.

Stop using the recalled harnesses and contact Liberty Mountain Sports in Salt Lake - (800) 366-2666, info@libertymountain.com

Trango #1 MaxCam - Spring 2006 (Recall)

Recall Notice #1 Max Cam Batch Numbers: 0605,0705

Trango has announced a recall on the #1 MaxCam batch numbers: 0605 and 0705 (color red). These cams were sold in 2005 and 2006. For instructions on how to return your #1 Max Cams and for more detailed information, please go to the Trango website.


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