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Recall: Wild Country Recalls Helium-Karabiners

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Wild Country Recalls Helium Karabiners and Helium Quickdraws

Karabiners not meet the standards

12/10/2012, Derbyshire, UK: The british manufacturer of climbing hardware recalls particulier charges of Helium karabiners. Wild Country identified anomalies and cannot guarantee that the karabiners with the identified batch codes meet the European Standard for karabiner.

The affected Helium karabiners existing solo and may also be part of a quickdraw. It has been established that all of the affected karabiners were delivered after July 15th 2012.

Affected are karabiner with following batch codes:

 

MAG-T2, MMF-T2, MAH-T2, MAJ-T2, MAK-T2, MMG-T2, MMH-T2, MMJ-T2, MMK-T2.

This batch code is laser etched on the spine of the karabiner, as can be seen in the photo below:

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Recall-Newsletter-1

The problem: The gate of the Helium karabiners may not engage properly with the nose causing the gate to slip off the nose under load and thereby significantly reducing the strength of the karabiner.

 

The karabiners existing in several colours.

Product Description/Stock Code/EAN Barcode:
HELIUM 10mm DYNEEMA 10cm QD/13HELI10QD10/5033286030817
HELIUM 10mm DYNEEMA 15cm QD/13HELI10QD15/5033286030824
HELIUM 10mm DYNEEMA 20cm QD/13HELI10QD20/5033286030831
HELIUM 5 PACK QD (5 x 10cm)/13HELI10QD510 5033286030855
HELIUM 10MM DYN QD 5 X 13 CM/13HELI10QD513/5033286030800
HELIUM 5 PACK (2x10 1x15 2x20)/13HELI10QD5ASS/5033286030848
HELIUM 5 PACK (1x10 3x15 1x20)/13HELI10QDNSASS/5033286031388
HELIUM WIRE POLISHED 5 PACK/13HELI5/5033286030756
HELIUM - CLEAN WIRE - RED/13HELIA/5033286030527
HELIUM WIRE ANODISED 5 PACK/13HELIA5/5033286031111
HELIUM 5 COLOURS 5 PACK/13HELIA5C/5033286031838
HELIUM - CLEAN WIRE - BLUE/13HELIB/5033286031845
HELIUM - CLEAN WIRE - GOLD/13HELIG/5033286031852
HELIUM - CLEAN WIRE – POLISHED/13HELIP/5033286030510
HELIUM - CLEAN WIRE - PURPLE/13HELIPUR/5033286031869

Please return your Wild Country Helium karabiner either;
1. To the retailer where you purchased the karabiner.
2. Directly to Wild Country headquarters in the UK.
3. To the Wild Country or national distributor.
You can find more information concerning contact addresses in “Return Addresses”.

Information for the return of your replacement product – Please make sure you securely attach your address, your e-mail and telephone number to any karabiner returned.

If you have a quickdraw where one of the karabiners is affected please remove and return only the affected karabiner and keep the rest of the quickdraw assembly ready for your replacement karabiner.
If you have a quickdraw where both karabiners are affected please return the full unit to Wild Country for a like replacement.

As a compensation for shipping cost, you will receive a complimentary Wild Country Wild Wire karabiner.

Manufacturer:

Wild Country UK, Meverill Rd, Tideswell, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8PY, Tel.:+ 44 (0) 1298 871010, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For more information: Wild Country.

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