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Black Diamond Recalls Via Ferrata Climbing Equipment Due to Fall Hazard

  • Black Diamond Easy Rider via ferrata set
  • Location of manufacturing code on Black Diamond via ferrata set
  • Orange safety stitching on Black Diamond Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser via ferrata set
Name of Product:
Black Diamond via ferrata climbing sets
Hazard:
Climbing sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards can allow the ends to unexpectedly detach, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
May 19, 2016
Units:
About 100
Consumer Contact
Black Diamond at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on "Safety Notices" for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@bdel.com.

Recall Details

Description:
This recall involves Black Diamond Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser via ferrata climbing sets with manufacturing codes between 5293 and 5350. The manufacturing code is located on a sewn-in fabric label located inside the zippered cover. “Easy Rider” or “Iron Cruiser” and “Black Diamond” are printed on the black nylon cover.
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled via ferrata climbing sets, inspect the lanyards for the orange safety stitching, then contact Black Diamond for a replacement instructions. Instructions for inspection are also available at https://warranty.bdel.com/ViaFerrataRecall/Landing. Only those sets that lack the safety stitching need to be returned for replacement.
Incidents/Injuries:
None reported
Sold At:
Camp Saver, Gear Saver Inc., The Gear Coop and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at BlackDiamond.com for between $90 and $110.
Importer(s):
Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah
Distributor(s):
Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah
Manufactured In:
U.S.A.
Recall number:
16-169
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