Black Diamond Recalls Carabiners, Quickdraws and Slings

Black Diamond is issuing a recall of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners. Please spread the word.

By Rock and Ice | February 4th, 2016

Carabiners included in recall. Click image to enlarge.Black Diamond Equipment is recalling carabiners (solid-, wire- and screw-gate), quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities.

In a press release today, BD announced:

“In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid-gate carabiners) and wire ends (in wire-gate carabiners) attaching the gate to the carabiner body may not be properly manufactured, potentially resulting in the gate becoming detached.

“Additionally, in some screw-gate carabiners, the locking sleeve may not have been correctly assembled, resulting in a locking carabiner that does not lock properly.

“The recall related to the nylon runners is due to a small number found to contain a tape splice, resulting in a product that is not load bearing and will fail under standard use.

No accidents have been reported; however, in the interest of customer safety, Black Diamond has decided to voluntarily issue a recall to ask users to inspect their equipment and return products that are in question to Black Diamond for a replacement.

“Please help us share this information and urge people to inspect their gear.” 


Products include the following carabiners (see image on right) in all colors, including those sold as individual carabiners, carabiners in quickdraws and quickdraw packs, and as part of harness, belay and rock protection packages.

And 18mm Nylon Runners in 60cm and 120cm lengths, produced with the manufacturing code tags 2014 and 2015. All colors are subject to this recall.



Click here for the CARABINER inspection procedure.


Click here for the NYLON RUNNER inspection procedure.


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