|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 366-2666
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Liberty Mountain Recalls Climbing Harnesses Due to Fall Hazard
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: Edelweiss Challenge Climbing Harnesses
Units: About 5,900
Distributor: Liberty Mountain, of Salt Lake City, Utah
Hazard: The buckles on the harness' leg loops could fail, posing a fall hazard for climbers.
Incidents/Injuries: Liberty Mountain has received five reports of the leg buckle failing. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The sit harnesses are worn around climber's waist and legs and attach to climbing ropes to protect climbers from falling. The harnesses have three buckles including one on the waist belt and one on each leg loop. "Edelweiss" is printed on the waist belt. Only harnesses using the para buckle system are included in this recall. Para buckle harnesses have a single bar installed in the center of each of the three buckles.
Sold at: Climbing equipment retailers, Liberty Mountain's catalog, and by various Web retailers from January 2005 through September 2006 for about $47.
Manufactured in: France
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled harnesses and contact Liberty Mountain for instructions on returning the harnesses including a return authorization number. Liberty Mountain will provide a free inspection and free repair. Send your harness for repair to: Liberty Mountain, 4375 West 1980 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Liberty Mountain at (800) 366-2666 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by fax at (801) 954-0766, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's Web site at www.libertymountain.com
Edelweiss Challenge Sit Harness
Para Buckle System