Speed Buckle Harnesses Used
During Mountain and Rock Climbing Recalled for
August 16, 2006
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary
recall of Speed Buckle Harnesse. Consumers should
stop using them immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The harness could be threaded incorrectly. If
threaded incorrectly, the webbing will easily
slip when loaded. Incorrectly threaded buckles
can loosen, which could cause climbers to slip
out of the harness and fall.
These Speed Buckle Harnesses were
sold under the following model names: Gym Speed,
Focus Speed, Momentum Speed, Vario Speed and Wiz
Kid. The names can be found on a tag sewn inside
the waist belt of the harnesses. The harnesses
are various colors and were sold individually.
Only Black Diamond Equipment Speed Buckle Harnesses
with incorrectly threaded buckles are included
in this recall. There have been no injuries reported.
The harnesses were sold at rock
climbing and mountaineering specialty shops from
December 2005 through July 2006. Consumers should
immediately stop using recalled harnesses and
contact the firm for a free replacement harness.
For more information, call Black
Diamond Equipment collect at (801) 278-5533 between
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm’s Web site at: