Birdie Belay Devices Recalled Due to Risk of Injury; Made by Beal Sas
Name of Product:
Beal Birdie Belay Devices
The device user can be unable to lower the climber, posing a risk of injury to the climber.
March 24, 2021
The Beal Birdie Belay Device is used by rock climbers. Belay devices are used with climbing ropes to protect the climber while climbing, to arrest a fall or while being lowered on the rope. The Beal Birdie Belay Device was sold in three colors: Orange handle, Blue handle or Green handle. This recall involves all units laser-marked with batch year “/19” on the side of the unit. Only units marked with “/19” are being recalled.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Beal Birdie Belay Devices and contact Liberty Mountain for a free replacement.
The firm has received three reports of the user being unable to lower the climber because the hand lever became detached from the device. No injuries have been reported.
REI stores nationwide, online at www.rei.com, www.moosejaw.com, and www.backcountry.com, and at outdoor equipment stores and indoor rock climbing gyms nationwide from July 2019 through February 2021 for about $75.
Beal Sas, of France
Liberty Mountain, of Sandy, Utah
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.
For lifesaving information: