(WBNG BInghamton) Hunter Safety System has recalled 16,000 of its Carabiners.
The pins in the carabiners can detach, causing a climbing strap to break free from the safety harness.
This can result in the climber falling.
The company is aware of two reports of the carabiner pins detaching. No falls or injuries have been reported.
The 2010 Year HSS Ultra-Lite carabiners were supplied with the HSS-300 Ultra-Lite full body climbing safety harness.
The carabiners are black with a pin sticking out of the gate.
They have "CB20101" stamped on the side opposite the gate.
The equipment was sold at Outdoor hunting retailers and directly from the company via telephone and the company's website at www.huntersafetysystem.com from June 2010 through September 2010 for about $100.
If you have this equipment, you should immediately stop using the carabiners and return them to the company for a free replacement.
For additional information, contact Hunter Safety System toll-free at (877) 296-3528 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.hssvest.com