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Head Rush Technologies Recalls TRUBLUE iQ Auto Belay Devices Due to Fall Hazard

  • Recalled TRUBLU iQ LT Length Version with Gray Strip on Front Cover
  • Recalled TRUBLU iQ XL Length Version with Purple Tag
  • Recalled TRUBLU iQ+ LT Length with Catch-and-Hold Brake
  • Recalled TRUBLU iQ+ XL Length with Catch-and-Hold Brake
  • Location of Serial Number on Handle of the Recalled TRUBLUE iQ Auto Belay
  • Location of Serial Number on Bottom of the Recalled TRUBLUE iQ Auto Belay
Name of Product:
TRUBLUE iQ Auto Belay Devices

The recalled auto belay device can fail to retract, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury or death.

Recall Date:
June 20, 2024

About 2,200 (In addition, about 254 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Head Rush Technologies collect at 720-565-6885 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at, or online at or and click on the “2024 TruBlue iQ Voluntary Recall” banner for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves TRUBLUE iQ Auto Belay Devices, which enable climbers to safely descend while climbing. The TRUBLUE iQ is gray with blue handles and a gray sash on the front cover. The TRUBLUE IQ+ has an added catch-and-hold brake on the front. The LT versions of the iQ and iQ+ have blue tags above the blue webbing hand grip; the XL versions have a purple tag. The recalled auto belay devices have a serial number within the following serial number ranges printed on the device’s handle, as well on the bottom of the device:

ModelSerial Number RangeMounting Height
TRUBLUE iQ LT (12.5m)iQ0014492 through iQ0036407<9m (29.5ft)
TRUBLUE iQ XL (20m)iQXL01283 through iQXL02678<17.5m (57.4ft)
TRUBLUE iQ+ LT (12.5m)iQP00110 through iQP00161<9m (29.5ft)
TRUBLUE iQ+ LT (12.5m)iQP000164 through iQP000356<9m (29.5ft)
TRUBLUE iQ+ XL (20m)iQXLP0104 through iQXLP0182<17.5m (57.4ft)

Consumers should immediately stop using recalled auto belay devices, and contact Head Rush Technologies for a free inspection and repair.


The firm has received 31 reports of incidents involving impaired retraction, including one consumer fall. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Online at from November 2022 through February 2024 for between $2,800 and $4,600.
Head Rush Technologies, of Louisville, Colorado
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
Fast Track Recall

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