Wild Country has issued a voluntary recall of certain batches of Helium carabiners and Helium quickdraws delivered after July 15th 2012.
Jason Myers, Wild Country Sales Director, commented: “Recently, our testing procedures uncovered a problem in a very small percentage of Helium carabiners relating to the possibility that under load the karabiner gate may not hook up as effectively as it should. Obviously this is not acceptable and we have taken the decision to recall all the batches that may be affected. So if you have Helium carabiners bought after 15th July 2012 stop using them immediately and follow the link below to our website for instructions on how to identify and return faulty carabiners.
We apologise to any customers affected and assure everyone that any affected carabiners returned will be replaced ASAP with carabiners manufactured under revised procedures.”
More details at the Wild Country site.