Omega Pacific said they sold about 1,900 locking carabiners that can “break while in use” in North America.

Climbers should check the model numbers have have the carabiners replaced. No injuries or incidents have been reported. This is to be on the safe side.

Omega Pacific, based in Washington, recalled six models of the G-First series aluminum carabiner. They said that the carabiners pose “a risk of injury or death to the user.”

The carabiners in question were sold at a number of stores and online at omega.com between February 2017 and October 2017. They were sold in silver, red and black.

Look for the marking “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” on the back. The lot code “OD” marks the bottom of the spine.

If you have one of these carabiners, stop using it and contact Omega Pacific at 800.360.3990 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email info@omegapac.com or visit www.omegapac.com. They offer a free replacement or a full refund.


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