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Black Diamond Recalls Camalots/Camalot Ultralights, Ascenders and Via Ferratas

Black Diamond has issued a voluntary recall for inspection of Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyard sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots and Camalot Ultralights.

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If you or anyone you know use these Black Diamond products, please follow the self-inspection and recall procedures outlined in the links below:  Black Diamond has issued a voluntary recall for inspection of Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyard sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots and Camalot Ultralights.

This is in addition to Black Diamond’s February recall of carabiners and slings.

“The number of affected units found is extremely small and no incidents or injuries have been reported,” Black Diamond reported in a press release. “As
an example, tens of thousands of Camalots™ have been produced in our Salt Lake City factory since repatriation, and we have found only one unit
that did not meet our critical quality requirements.

“Nonetheless, our legacy of excellence and commitment to the climbing community compels us to take extraordinary measures to ensure products in the field
meet all necessary safety requirements.”

“As a company of climbers, we know the paramount importance of trusting your equipment. We are proactively mobilizing our entire global organization to
ensure the quality of our product. You can expect that we will do this with rigor, honesty and transparency.”

If you or anyone you know use the Black Diamond products mentioned, please follow the self-inspection and recall procedures outlined in the links below:

Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata lanyards

Index Ascenders

CamalotsTM and CamalotTM Ultralights

For more information, visit blackdiamondequipment.com.