The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1760/15

Product:  Carabiner

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  Serial numbers (these run sequentially): 2014 Production - 14138xxxxX to 14365xxxxX. 2015 Production - 15001xxxxX to 15254xxxxX. (serial number can be found on the spine of the carabiner).

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: DMM

Type / number of model:  Ultra D A33, Aero HMS A36, Zodiac A82, Klettersteig A84, Belay Master A872, Boa 25kN A89, Boa 30kN A90, Captive Eye A91, Sidewinder A98K, 10mm Steel Offset D C41, 10mm Steel Oval C45, 12mm Steel Offset D C81, 12mm Steel Kiettersteig C84, 12mm Steel Boa C85, Steel Captive Eye C96.

Risk type: Injuries
In a small percentage of the carabiners, the gate pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or the mechanism from locking completely. This could lead to a situation where the carabiner could break or open during use, causing the user to fall from a height.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)

Description:  Locking carabiner used for climbing, construction work etc. Packaging comprises of a cardboard header with user instructions included.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Sweden, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Finland