Black Diamond Equipment of Salt Lake City, Utah, is recalling about 100 via ferrata climbing sets.
Climbing sets sold without the orange safety stitching on the lanyards can allow the ends to unexpectedly detach, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
No incidents or injuries are reported.
This recall involves Black Diamond Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser via ferrata climbing sets with manufacturing codes between 5293 and 5350. The manufacturing code is located on a sewn-in fabric label located inside the zippered cover. “Easy Rider” or “Iron Cruiser” and “Black Diamond” are printed on the black nylon cover.
The climbing equipment, manufactured in the U.S., was sold at Camp Saver, Gear Saver Inc., The Gear Coop and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at BlackDiamond.com for between $90 and $110.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled via ferrata climbing sets, inspect the lanyards for the orange safety stitching, then contact Black Diamond for a replacement instructions. Instructions for inspection are also available at https://warranty.bdel.com/ViaFerrataRecall/Landing. Only those sets that lack the safety stitching need to be returned for replacement.
Consumers may contact Black Diamond at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, online at http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “Safety Notices” for more information or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.