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GTHI Recalls Ice Tools Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

  • Trango Raptor Ice Tool
Name of Product:
Ice Tools
Hazard:

The head of the ice tool can detach from the shaft, posing a fall hazard to climbers.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
September 27, 2016
Units:
About 220
Consumer Contact

GTHI at 800-860-3653 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email raptorrecall@trango.com or online at www.trango.com and click on Product Alerts for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Trango Raptor ice tools used for mountain climbing. The ice tools have a blue and black shaft, measure approximately 19 inches tall and weigh about 1.4 lbs. They have an ice pick at the end of a curved shaft and rubber handle.  The words “raptor” and “TRANGO” are written in white letters on the handle of the shaft.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ice tools and contact GTHI for a full refund or replacement. Owners of the recalled tools have been contacted directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received two reports of the head of the ice tool detaching from the shaft. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Authorized GTHI dealers and outdoor specialty stores nationwide and online at www.trango.com from October 2015 through February 2016 for about $175.

Manufactured In:
Korea
Importer(s):

Great Trango Holdings, Inc. (GTHI), of Louisville, Colo.

Distributor(s):

Great Trango Holdings, Inc. (GTHI), of Louisville, Colo. 

Recall number:
16-773
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