Black Diamond Recalls to Inspect Carabiners Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves 16 models of Black Diamond brand carabiners with manufacturing date codes between 4350 and 6018. “Black Diamond” or the Black Diamond logo is printed on the front of the carabiners. The manufacturing date code is printed on the side of the carabiners. All carabiner colors are included in the recall. They were sold individually or as part of a climbing gear set. The following carabiners are included in the recall. 

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabineers and contact Black Diamond for instructions on inspecting and returning the product for a free replacement.  Instructions are also available on the firm’s website.
  • Sold At
    Eastern Mountain Sports, The Gear Coop, Hansen Mountaineering, REI and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at, and from December 2014 to January 2016 for between $6 and $15.
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