PhotoBlack Diamond Equipment of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling about 51,200 Camalot climbing devices in the U.S. and Canada.


The camming devices can come apart during use and fail, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.


No incidents or injuries have been reported


This recall involves all sizes of Black Diamond Camalot and Camalot Ultralight camming devices, which are used to secure ropes while rock climbing. The Camalots were sold in sizes 0.3 to 6 and have manufacturing codes from 5133 to 6067.


The Camalot Ultralights were sold in sizes 0.4 to 4 and have manufacturing codes from 5309 to 6061. Manufacturing codes are printed on the underside of the cams.


The camming devices, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Gear Express, Mountain Gear, REI and other specialty outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at and for between $65 and $130.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled camming devices and contact Black Diamond for inspection and replacement instructions. Instructions for inspection are also available at Only those camming devices that have unformed axle ends are included in the recall.


Consumers may contact Black Diamond at 877-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, online at and click on “Safety Notices,” or by email at for more information.

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