Black Diamond Recalls Camming Climbing Devices Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves all sizes of Black Diamond Camalot and Camalot Ultralight camming devices. The climbing devices are used to secure ropes while rock climbing. The Camalots were sold in sizes 0.3 to 6 and have manufacturing codes from 5133 to 6067. The Camalot Ultralights were sold in sizes 0.4 to 4 and have manufacturing codes from 5309 to 6061. Manufacturing codes are printed on the underside of the cams.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The camming devices can come apart during use and fail, posing a fall hazard to the consumer.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled camming devices and contact Black Diamond for inspection and replacement instructions. Instructions for inspection are also available at Only those camming devices that have unformed axle ends are included in the recall.
  • Sold At
    Eastern Mountain Sports, Gear Express, Mountain Gear, REI and other specialty outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at and for between $65 and $130.
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