Climbing 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:
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.
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.
Omega Pacific Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.