Wild Country Ltd. Recall of Helium Carabiners
September 21, 2004
Wild Country Ltd. Announces Recall of Helium Carabiners
Name of product: Wild Country-brand Helium carabiners used in rock
Units: About 1,000
Manufacturer: DMM Engineering, of Gwynedd, U.K.
Supplier: Wild Country Ltd., of Tideswell, Derbyshire, U.K.
Importer: Excalibur Distribution, of Sandy, Utah
Hazard: The carabiner gate may come open under a heavy load, which will
significantly reduce the strength of the carabiner. The carabiner could
break if the climber falls, posing a risk of serious injury or death to
Description: These are Wild Country-brand carabiners sold under the
following model names: Helium Dyneema, Helium DYN QD 5 X 13, Helium
Clean Wire, and Oxygen-Helium. They are marked with batch codes AAA,
AAB, AAC, AAD, AAE, and AAF. “Wild Country” and the model name are
written on the carabiners.
Sold at: Recreational sports stores nationwide from April 2004 through
July 2004 for between $11 and $25.
Manufactured in: United Kingdom
Remedy: Consumer should call the firm for instructions on returning
these carabiners. The firm will reimburse shipping expenses and send
the consumer a replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Wild Country toll free at (800) 997- HELI
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s
Web site at www.wildcountry.co.uk