|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (801) 278-5533
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Speed Buckle Harnesses
Units: About 18,000
Distributor: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah
Hazard: The harness could be threaded incorrectly. If threaded incorrectly, the webbing will easily slip when loaded. Incorrectly threaded buckles can loosen, which could cause climbers to slip out of the harness and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description and Models: These Speed Buckle Harnesses were sold under the following model names: Gym Speed, Focus Speed, Momentum Speed, Vario Speed and Wiz Kid. The names can be found on a tag sewn inside the waist belt of the harnesses. The harnesses are various colors and were sold individually. Only Black Diamond Equipment Speed Buckle Harnesses with incorrectly threaded buckles are included in this recall.
Sold at: Rock climbing and mountaineering specialty shops nationwide from December 2005 through July 2006 for between $40 and $75.
Manufactured In: Philippines
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled harnesses and contact the firm for a free replacement harness.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Black Diamond Equipment collect at (801) 278-5533 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.blackdiamondequipment.com/about/speed_harness_bulletin.phpor or www.blackdiamondequipment.com/
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