Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2011
Release #11-201
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 421-2267
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

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: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws

Units: About 15,500

Importer: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo.

Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.

Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.camp-usa.com

Picture of recalled carabiners

Picture of recalled quickdraws

Picture of package of recalled quickdraws