Black Diamond Camming Devices Recalled
Black Diamond Camalot camming devices have been recalled due to a device malfunction, causing a possible fall hazard.
About the Diamond Camalot Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Black Diamond has recalled its Black Diamond Camalot and Camalot Ultralight camming devices that are used to secure ropes while rock climbing because the devices can come apart during use, posing a fall hazard to the consumer. This recall is seperate from Black Diamond's recall of acension devices.
All sizes of the camming devices are affected by the recall, but only those that have unformed axle ends. No injuries have been reported yet.
Sizes and Manufacturing Codes of Recalled Devices
- Camalot: sizes .3 to 6; manufacturing codes from 5133 to 6067
- Camalot Ultralight: sizes .4 to 4; manufacturing codes from 5309 to 6061
Manufacturing codes can be found on the underside of the devices.
Distribution of Camming Devices
About 45,500 of the devices were sold in the United States, along with an additional 5,700 units sold in Canada. They were sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Gear Express, Mountain Gear, REI, other specialty outdoor recreation stores nationwide, and online at BackCountry.com and BlackDiamond.com. They were sold for between $65 and $130.
Remedy for Consumers
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the camming devices involved in the recall and to contact Black Diamond for inspection and replacement instructions. Inspection instructions can also be found at https://warranty.bdel.com/CamalotRecall/Landing.