Under pressure, one or more of the climbing stick’s steps can crack causing them to break, posing fall and injury hazards to users.
This recall involves 2022 model year Tethrd One Stick GEN 2 climbing sticks with serial numbers ranging from THSP-TONE-010000 to THSP-TONE-017749. The serial number is located on the back side of the rope locking system (Dynaloc). The rope locking system is the black rectangle on the side of the stick with the silver Tethrd logo.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and contact the manufacturer for instructions on returning the recalled products at no cost to the consumer. The manufacturer will have the stick tested and if determined not to conform to manufacturer’s specifications, will be replaced at no cost to the consumer. Tethrd is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Tethrd has received five reports of a step breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.