Omega Pacific Recalls G-FIRST Series Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

The recalled carabiners can break while in use

Omega Pacific Recalls G-FIRST Series Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death
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November 28, 2017

A serious risk of severe injury—or even death—has prompted Omega Pacific to issue a recall for approximately 1,900 climbing carabiners.

The recalled carabiners can break while in use, potentially causing the user to fall.

Recalled Product Details

This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. Omega-17 UL Classified USA is printed on the front and Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code OD is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine.

Where were they sold?

The affected carabiners were sold individually in silver, black, and red at Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, and Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide—as well as online—from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51 each.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free product replacement or a full refund.

Consumers with further questions or concerns about this recall can contact Omega Pacific directly by calling (800) 360-3990.