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Omega Pacific Recalls G-First Series Aluminum Carabiners

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omega carabiner recallClimbing hardware manufacturer Omega Pacific issued a voluntary recall on November 21 for six different carabiners in their G-FIRST series.

The recall notice stated that “the carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user,” and urged consumers to cease using the affected products immediately. Omega Pacific is offering a full refund or replacement for all of the faulty carabiners.

No injuries have been reported thus far as a result of using the affected carabiners . Check your gear to make sure you’re not using any of the recalled equipment.

The text of the recall is printed below in full:

Description:

This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” is printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code “OD” is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black and red colors.  

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.  

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:

Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51.

Manufacturer(s):

Omega Pacific Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.

Manufactured In:

U.S.

Units:

About 1,900