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News from CPSC
                     U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs                                  Washington, D.C. 20207

For Immediate Release                       Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 421-2267
April 21, 2011                              CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #11-201                             CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due
to Risk of Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is
illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws
Units: About 15,500
Importer: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo.
Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or
death if the climber falls.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold
individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as
extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green,
yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or
gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.
Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between
$8 and $12.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with
carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-
2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at
www.camp-usa.com.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to
this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by
visiting www.saferproducts.gov.

                                                             ---
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of
injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion
annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical,
chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power
tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline
at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news
release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to
www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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Cpsc press release photon carabiners

  • 1. News from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207 For Immediate Release Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 421-2267 April 21, 2011 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 Release #11-201 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws Units: About 15,500 Importer: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo. Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end. Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12. Manufactured in: China. Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421- 2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.camp-usa.com.
  • 2. CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov. --- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. ####