Everett: Climbing: Forums and Announcements: Petzl Biner Recall

Wed, November 21, 2007 09:10 AM

Petzl Biner RecallPetzl Biner Recall
On October 18, 2007 Petzl posted a recall of 8,000 locking carabiners due to potential fall hazard. These carabiners have a green button that acts as a safety mechanism to prevent unlocking. The recalled carabiners can unlock unexpectedly without pressing the green button, posing a fall hazard.

The recall involves the M34 BL Am'D Ball-Lock and M36 BL William Ball Lock carabiners with metal locking sleeves. Carabiners with batch number between 6076 and 06178 are included in the recall. The batch number is engraved on the spine of the carabiner. The recall does not include Ball Lock carabiners having a plastic locking sleeve. These carabiners were sold through Petzl dealers nationwide from March 2006 through July 2006 for about $13 for the Am'D model and about $17 for the William model.

Climbers should stop using the recalled carabiners immediately, and contact Petzl America to have their carabiners inspected and to receive a free replacement, if necessary. For more information, consumers can contact Petzl America at (877) 807-3805 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's web site