The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo., announced a voluntary recall of about 15,500 Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws today.
Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.
Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.camp-usa.com.