|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2005
Release # 05-134
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 826-1598
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Montrail Inc. Announce Recall of Crampons; Products Used for Ice Climbing and Mountaineering
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Crampons (used for ice climbing and mountaineering)
Units: 969 pairs
Manufacturer: Montrail Inc., of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The vertical rails at the front of these crampons can break, which could result in falls and injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Montrail has received three reports of crampons breaking. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recall includes models I354, I356, and K364 sold under brand names I.C.E. 9 and Khumbu. The recall includes products with UPC numbers beginning with 619120036 and ending with 204, 211, 464, or 457. These model and UPC numbers are listed only on the packaging, but not on the products themselves.
Sold at: Outdoor equipment retailers nationwide from September 2003 through Feb. 1, 2005 for between $135 and $185.
Manufactured in: Korea
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these crampons immediately and contact Montrail to find out how to return them and for further recall details.
Consumer Contact: Contact Montrail toll-free at (800) 826-1598 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
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