|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 296-3528
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Carabiners
Units: About 16,000
Manufacturer: Hunter Safety System of Danville, Ala.
Hazard: The pins in the carabiners can detach, causing a climbing strap to break free from the safety harness. This can result in the climber falling.
Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of two reports of the carabiner pins detaching. No falls or injuries have been reported.
Description: The 2010 Year HSS Ultra-Lite carabiners were supplied with the HSS-300 Ultra-Lite full body climbing safety harness. The carabiners are black with a pin sticking out of the gate. They have "CB20101" stamped on the side opposite the gate.
Sold at: Outdoor hunting retailers and directly from the company via telephone and the company's website at www.huntersafetysystem.com from June 2010 through September 2010 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the carabiners and return them to the company for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hunter Safety System toll-free at (877) 296-3528 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.hssvest.com
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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.