RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device recalled by Mammut due to risk of injury.
Hazard: The small toothed cam blocking the pull-cord may not lock securely causing reduced efficiency and possibly delaying a rescue, which could result in injury or death to the fallen climber.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
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Description: This recall involves the Mammut RescYou crevasse rescue tool. The RescYou is used for ski mountaineering and mountain climbing to allow the user to haul a climber who has fallen into a crevasse back to the surface of a glacier. The RescYou consists of two toothed-cam rope-grabs connected by a length of cord threaded through pulleys to achieve a mechanical advantage hauling system. Only batch numbers 12/12 and 3/13 are included in this recall. The batch number is etched into the side of the Blue rope grab. Batch numbers other than 12/12 and 3/13 are not included in this recall.
Sold by: Specialty outdoor stores in the US and Canada after June, 2013 for approximately $125.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled RescYou device and contact Mammut for a replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information:
• In Switzerland and EU countries contact Mammut at +41 (0)62 769 82 59or email to email@example.com
• In the USA and Canada, contact Mammut at (800) 451-5127 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.Mammut.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.