CAMALOT™ & CAMALOT™ ULTRALIGHT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

BLACK DIAMOND CAMALOT™ & CAMALOT™ ULTRALIGHTS - RECALL FOR INSPECTION

Salt Lake City, Utah (April 13, 2016) - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily issuing a recall, subject to user inspection, of Camalot™ and Camalot™ Ultralight spring-loaded camming devices, because some units may have been improperly assembled and may fail during use, potentially resulting in injury or death.

This recall concerns all sizes of Camalots™ (.3 to 6) produced between May 18, 2015 and March 9, 2016 with manufacturing codes between 5133 and 6067. This recall also concerns all sizes of Camalot™ Ultralights (.4 to #4) produced between November 10, 2015 and March 4, 2016, with manufacturing codes between 5309 and 6061. Indvidual style numbers of the different sizes are listed below.

In a very small percentage of Camalot™ and Camalot™ Ultralights, the axles connecting the cam lobes to the stem may not be properly riveted. This could cause the device’s strength to be compromised, and it could possibly come apart during use.

No accidents have been reported; however, in the interest of customer safety, Black Diamond has decided to a voluntarily issue a recall, subject to user inspection.

If you own any of these products that fall within the scope of this recall, Black Diamond is requesting that you STOP USE IMMEDIATELY, and inspect them following the procedures below. If they fail inspection, please contact Black Diamond, and we will replace your Camalot™ or Camalot™ Ultralights free of charge.

Products Included In Recall:

CAMALOT™

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Size Style Number
.3 262103
.4 262104
.5 262105
.75 262107
#1 262110
#2 262120
#3 262130
#4 262140
#5 262150
#6 262160

CAMALOT™ ULTRALIGHTS

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Size Style Number
.4 262164
.5 262165
.75 262167
#1 262171
#2 262172
#3 262173
#4 262174

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION:

Camalots™: units produced between May 18, 2015 and March 9, 2016, with manufacturing codes between 5133 and 6067, are within the scope of this recall. Codes with an "A"are NOT within the scope of this recall.

Camalot™ Ultralights: units produced between November 10, 2015 and March 4, 2016, with manufacturing codes between 5309 and 6061 are within the scope of this recall.

The four- or five-digit manufacturing code is located on the bottom flat edge of one of the outside lobes of the Camalot™ or Camalot™ Ultralight.

CAMALOT™

Only units with manufacturing codes between 5133 and 6067 are within the scope of this recall. If you have a Camalot™ that falls within the scope of the recall, please follow the inspection procedures below. Codes with an "A"are NOT within the scope of this recall.

CAMALOT™ ULTRALIGHTS

Only units with manufacturing codes between 5309 and 6061 are within the scope of this recall. If you have a Camalot™ Ultralight that falls within the scope of the recall, please follow the inspection procedures below. Codes with an "A"are NOT within the scope of this recall.

PRODUCT INSPECTION:

If your Camalots™ match the above criteria, examine the side plates and the axle ends on both sides of the cam.

IF SIDE PLATES ARE PRESENT ON BOTH SIDES AND ALL AXLE ENDS ARE PROPERLY FORMED:
OK
Do not return to Black Diamond.
OK
IF A SIDE PLATE IS MISSING OR ANY OF THE AXLE ENDS ARE NOT PROPERLY FORMED:
DO NOT USE
Return To Black Diamond
RETURN

Questions? Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Return Procedure:

If your Camalot™ or Camalot™ Ultralights failed the inspection procedures above, please follow the steps below to return them to Black Diamond and receive replacements.

  1. Immediately stop using your Camalots™ or Camalot™ Ultralight(s).
  2. Click here to submit a recall request.
  3. Take note of your recall case number. A Black Diamond warranty representative will respond with the following information within two business days:
    • A return authorization number
    • An address for return
    • A free shipping label
  4. Return the Camalots™ to Black Diamond.
  5. Black Diamond will send you replacement Camalot(s)™ or Camalot™ Ultralight(s).

Questions? Please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

RECALL DETAILS | FAQ | recall@bdel.com | 800-775-5552

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