Salewa North America Recalls Climbing Harnesses Due to Fall Hazard

the affected harnesses may loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user

Salewa North America Recalls Climbing Harnesses Due to Fall Hazard
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August 31, 2016

Salewa North America has issued a recall on all Wild Country Syncro harnesses sold in the United States as a result of excess materials on the left waist belt tab that can cause the harness to loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The harness has a black nylon exterior and orange interior, with Wild Country and Syncro is printed on a label above batch code 01 A 01 16.

The recalled harnesses were sold at Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Climb UP LLC, Rock Fitness, UNLTD, and Wilderness Exchange stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from April 2016 through June 2016 for about $110.

About 70 harnesses were sold nationwide.

The firm has received one report of the harness loosening. However, no injuries have been reported so far.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled harnesses and contact Salewa North America for a full refund.

Owners with additional questions may contact Salewa North America toll-free at (844) 412-7013.