Hunter Safety System is voluntarily recalling about 16,000 carabiners because they increase the risk of a climber falling.
Consumers are advised to stop using the carabiners, unless instructed otherwise. The recalled carabiners contain pins that can detach, forcing a climbing strap to come apart from a safety harness. This could cause a climber to fall.
Hunter Safety System, based in Danville, Ala., has received two reports of incidents in which carabiner pins detached. However, there have been no reports of injuries or falls.
The recalled product - 2010 Year HSS Ultra-Lite carabiner - accompanies the HSS-300 Ultra-Lite safety harness. "CB20101" is stamped on the side of the carabiner, which is black and has a pin protruding from the gate.
The carabiners, which were manufactured in China, were sold at outdoors retailers and from Hunter Safety System by phone or through its website from June to September 2010 for approximately $100.
The carabiners should be returned to Hunter Safety Systems and a free replacement will be provided.
For more information about the carabiner recall, you can call Hunter Safety System at 1-877-296-3528 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST on weekdays.
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