About Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing

Recall Date: 5/19/2016

This recall involves Black Diamond brand Index Ascenders (left and right versions) used as rope clamps for rock climbing and mountaineering. The metal ascenders are orange, with a black and gray grip or silver with a black and gray grip. Index Ascenders with a manufacturing code from 4356 to 6015 are included in the recall. The manufacturing code is located on the frame of the ascenders. “Black Diamond” is imprinted on both sides of the handle.

Consumer Contact

Black Diamond at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at recall@bdel.com or online a http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “SAFETY NOTICES: Recall for Inspection” for more information.

Retailers

  • Eastern Mountain Sports, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Outdoors Inc., REI, Sport Chalet, and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at Backcountry.com and BlackDiamond.com and for about $80.

Made In

  • United States

Importers

  • Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah

Distributors

  • Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., of Salt Lake City, Utah

Category ID: 68308

Number of Units Sold: About 2,800 (in addition, 300 were sold in Canada)

Recalls From Other Countries

Hazards

  • The Index Ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release, allowing the Ascender to slide on the rope or become detached from the rope, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

Injuries

  • None reported

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ascenders and contact Black Diamond for instructions on inspecting and returning the product for a free replacement. Instructions for inspection are also available at https://warranty.bdel.com/IndexRecall/Landing. Only those ascenders having an unformed rivet need to be returned for replacement.

Resolution Options

  • Replace

Report an incident with Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing

Images of Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing

image of Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing

image of Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing

image of Black Diamond Index Ascenders for climbing

Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Black-Diamond-Recalls-Climbing-Ascenders