June 9, 2006
Extreme Engineering Recalls Wall Climbing Cable Assemblies
Name of Product: Cable Assemblies (used in wall climbing)
Units: About 400
Manufacturer: Extreme Engineering, of Newcastle, Calif.
Hazard: The cable eye, or round metal tube that holds the cable, could have a fracture, reducing the overall strength of the cable assembly. If the cable assembly were to fail, this would result in a free-fall hazard for the climber.
Description: These cable assemblies are used by wall climbers in auto-belay and auto-zip devices to prevent a climber from free-falling. The cable assemblies are made up of a stainless steel cable eye, and 1/4-inch galvanized wire rope. The recalled cable assemblies have a date codes 1-06, 2-06, or 3-06 etched onto the cable eye.
Sold at: Extreme Engineeringís Web site and catalog from January 2006 through March 2006 for about $200 to $400.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cable assemblies immediately and contact Extreme Engineering to arrange for inspection details and possible replacement of the cable assembly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Extreme Engineering
collect at (916) 663-1560 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday,
visit the firmís Web site at www.extremeengineering.com, or e-mail the firm at