Wild Country Recall Batches of Helium Karabiners
Wild Country have announced a voluntary recall for a recent production of the Helium Karabiner, this recall was issued on the 10th of December 2012.
For customer safety, Wild Country have issued an immediate voluntary recall of certain batches of the Helium Karabiner and the Helium quickdraws made from these karabiners, the affected karabiners include those which were delivered after July 15th 2012.
Jason Myers, Wild Country Sales Director, had this to say:
"Recently, our testing procedures uncovered a problem in a very small percentage of Helium karabiners 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 karabiners 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 karabiners.
We apologise to any customers affected and assure everyone that any affected karabiners returned will be replaced ASAP with karabiners manufactured under revised procedures."
If you have purchased any of the Helium karabiners or Helium quickdraws after the 15th of July 2012 please visit the Wild Country website, here you will be able to identify if your product is from one of the affected batches. If you have purchased any Helium karabiners or quickdraws before the 15th July 2012 there should be no problem with them.
The affected Helium karabiners include any with the following batch codes:
The batch code is laser etched on the spines of each karabiner.