Mammut Recalls Crevasse Rescue Devices Due to Risk of Injury

The pull cord lock cam on the mountain climbing rescue devices can fail.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Hai 27, 2014
Recall number: 14-118
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    Mammut’s RescYou recalled crevasse rescue device

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Mountain climbing rescue devices 

Hazard:

The pull cord lock cam can fail, posing a risk of death and injury during a rescue.

Consumer Contact:

Mammut at (800) 451-5127 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.mammut.com and click on the “RescYou Recall” for more information, or email to info@mammutusa.com.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38089r-eng.php
Units

About 70 in the U.S. and 80 in Canada

Description

The recall involves Mammut’s RescYou crevasse rescue devices with batch numbers 12-12 and 03-13. The crevasse rescue devices are pulley systems used for ski mountaineering and mountain climbing to lift a skier or climber who has fallen into a crevasse. The rescue device consists of blue- and silver-finished mechanical ascenders, each using a cam that grabs a lifting rope, allowing the rope to slide only in one direction. The ascenders are connected by an orange rope threaded through pulleys. “MAMMUT RESCYOU” and the batch number are printed in white on the side of the blue ascender. 

Incidents/Injuries

None

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled RescYou devices and contact Mammut for a free replacement crevasse rescue device.

Sold at

Specialty outdoor stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.mammut.com from June 2013 through January 2014 for about $125.

Manufacturer

Mammut Sports Group, Inc, of Williston, Vt.

Importer

Mammut Sports Group, Inc, of Williston, Vt.

Distributor

Mammut Sports Group, Inc, of Williston, Vt.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Mammut’s RescYou recalled crevasse rescue device