June 9, 2006
|Firm's Media Contact: Aaron Shook, (916) 663-1560|
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Cable Assemblies (used in wall climbing)
Units: About 400
Manufacturer: Extreme Engineering, of Newcastle, Calif.
Hazard: The cable eye, or round metal tube that holds the cable, could have a fracture, reducing the overall strength of the cable assembly. If the cable assembly were to fail, this would result in a free-fall hazard for the climber.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These cable assemblies are used by wall climbers in auto-belay and auto-zip devices to prevent a climber from free-falling. The cable assemblies are made up of a stainless steel cable eye, and 1/4-inch galvanized wire rope. The recalled cable assemblies have a date codes 1-06, 2-06, or 3-06 etched onto the cable eye.
Sold at: Extreme Engineering's Web site and catalog from January 2006 through March 2006 for about $200 to $400.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cable assemblies immediately and contact Extreme Engineering to arrange for inspection details and possible replacement of the cable assembly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Extreme Engineering collect at (916) 663-1560 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.extremeengineering.com, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org - Extreme Engineering announced this recall on April 14, 2006.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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