Laceration, Impact Risk Triggers Ice Axe Recall from Stubai

The recalled item was sold from june 2015 to june 2016 for about $200

Laceration, Impact Risk Triggers Ice Axe Recall from Stubai
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July 28, 2016

An Austrian manufacturer is recalling a potentially dangerous ice axe.

Stubai ZMV GmbH has issued a recall for its Tour Lite Telescope ice axe. The knife in the axe handle can detach, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders. The recall applies to about 20 ice axes.

The red and black axe ranges about 20 to 35 inches long with an aluminum head that is nine inches long and one inch wide. STUBAI is printed on the top side of the axe above the black gripper. The axe weighs about one pound and can be adjusted from about 23 to 37 inches. The batch number is printed on the head and on the top of the shaft on the axe. The batch numbers included in this recall are 865(head) and 870 (shaft).

Customers could purchase the recalled axes at Hansen Mountaineering, International Rocky Trade, Mount Hunt Supplies and online from June 2015 through June 2016 for about $200.

No injuries or incidents have been reported in connection with this recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ice axe and contact STUBAI for instructions on receiving a free replacement axe.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact Liberty Mountain, a Stubai distributor, at (800) 366-2666.