The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hunter Safety System of Danville, Ala., announced a voluntary recall of about 16,000 Carabiners today.
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.