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michaellane


Sep 23, 2005, 2:36 PM
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Omega Five-O recall
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Hi, Everyone ...

We've just initiated a recall for a small batch of Five-O carabiners with locking gates. The official notice is below ... please see our website: http://www.omegapac.com/op_climbing_notices.html for more information.

Please contact us for any more information.

Regards,

--ML

____________
Michael Lane
Sales & Marketing Director
Omega Pacific


Notice of Voluntary Recall


September 23, 2005

Airway Heights, WA – In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC), Omega Pacific is voluntary recalling a small percentage of Five-O Screwgate locking carabiners built between November and December of 2004.

Carabiners affected by this recall can be potentially opened under moderate loads even when properly locked and must be returned for replacement.

Only carabiners marked with the lot stamp “VT” are affected. The lot number can be found on the backside of the spine and is clearly identified. Do not return any lots other than “VT” as no other lots are subject to this issue. No other models are affected. Only Five-O locking carabiners with the lot stamp “VT” (see our website for photos of this lot stamp location: http://www.omegapac.com/op_climbing_notices.html) are considered under this action.

Please do not return carabiners to retailers. Instead, please ship any affected carabiners directly to Omega Pacific. Please mark all packages with “Attn: Warranty Returns, RA 728.” Be sure to include your name and shipping address where we can deliver a replacement Five-O locking carabiner.

All returns or inquiries can be directed to:

Omega Pacific Customer Service
11427 W. 21st Avenue
Airway Heights, WA 99001
Attn: Warranty Returns, RA 728

If you have any questions, please call us at 800-360-3990 or email at info@omegapac.com

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

--Omega Pacific, Inc.


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Sep 23, 2005, 3:29 PM
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anson


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Here's a lit-up link:

http://www.omegapac.com/...limbing_notices.html


pintoclimb


Sep 28, 2005, 6:38 PM
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I definately found this carabiner to be faulty. I was at the top of a route, and was anchoring in when I discovered that the two Omega biners would not lock. While I understand that ordinarily, the biners would not open, there was only one link on the bolted anchors and well, a lot was going through there, with a whole lot of fidgeting. I have never been so frustrated climbing before!!!

Be careful!


skinner


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Hrmm.. I have (4) that I found so far. I have never experience a problem with though. I always admire companies for taking immediate action and doing the right thing, voluntary recalls before an accident occurs to cause a mandatory recall, and I get shiny new biners!


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