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Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

  • Front side of the recalled G-FIRST series carabiners
  • Back side of the recalled G-FIRST series carabiners
  • Location for Lot Code on carabiner spine
Name of Product:
Carabiners
Hazard:

The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
November 21, 2017
Units:
About 1,900
Consumer Contact

Omega Pacific at 800-360-3990 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email  info@omegapac.com, or online at www.omegapac.com and click on the Voluntary Recall banner at the top of the page, or click on “Notices & Recallsat the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” is printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code “OD” is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black and red colors.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.  

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51. 

Manufacturer(s):

Omega Pacific Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
18-041
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
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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