Belay Devices May Not Brake Properly, Recalled Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

Handle on device may come loose and cause assisted braking capacity to malfunction

GTHI Trango Vergo Belay Device / Belay Devices May Not Brake Properly, Recalled Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
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June 14, 2017

Great Trango Holdings (GTHI) is recalling 2,600 belay devices—in addition to 100 sold in Canada—that may not brake properly, putting consumers at risk.

The handle on the affected device may come loose and cause the assisted braking capacity to malfunction, putting users at risk of fall and injury.

The products affected by this recall include the Trango Vergo belay devices with batch numbers 16159 and 16195 displayed on the side. They include the word VERGO on the front plate and were sold in blue, gold, or purple.

The belay devices were sold at authorized dealers and outdoor specialty stores across the U.S., as well as online at the official GTHI website, from October 2016 until April 2017. They cost approximately $90.

To date, the company has received three reports of malfunctions, but there have not been any injuries reported. Nevertheless, consumers should stop using the belay devices right away and contact the company to get instructions for how to receive a free replacement.

For more information, consumers can reach GTHI at (800) 860-3653.

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