Liberty Mountain of Sandy, Utah, is recalling about 1,400 Beal Birdie Belay devices.
The device user can be unable to lower the climber, posing a risk of injury to the climber.
The firm has received three reports of the user being unable to lower the climber because the hand lever became detached from the device. No injuries have been reported.
The Beal Birdie Belay device is used by rock climbers, with climbing ropes to protect the climber while climbing, to arrest a fall or while being lowered on the rope.
It was sold in three colors: Orange handle, Blue handle or Green handle.
This recall involves all units laser-marked with batch year “/19” on the side of the unit. Only units marked with “/19” are being recalled.
The devices, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at REI stores nationwide, online at www.rei.com, www.moosejaw.com, and www.backcountry.com, and at outdoor equipment stores and indoor rock climbing gyms nationwide from July 2019, through February 2021, for about $75.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Beal Birdie Belay devices and contact Liberty Mountain for a free replacement.
Consumers may contact Liberty Mountain collect at (801) 307-9308 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at libertymountain.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.