Friday, August 18, 2006

Climbing gear recalled

Before you head out for a climb with friends, check to see if anyone is using Black Diamond Speed Buckle harnesses.

The company is recalling about 18,000 units because the harnesses can easily be threaded incorrectly, and climbers could slip out and fall.

The company is asking climbers to stop using the gear immediately, even though no injuries have been reported.

Do you have one? Look for these names:
Gym Speed
Focus Speed
Momentum Speed
Vario Speed
Wiz Kid.

The names can be found on a tag sewn inside the waist belt. The harnesses come in many colors and were sold December to July for $40-$75.

For a free replacement, call Black Diamond Equipment collect at (801) 278-5533 or see the company's web site.

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