Wild Nation Recollects Trad Gear for Corrosion Hazard

wildcountry superlight rocks stoppers numbers 1-6Wild Nation Superlight Rocks stoppers nos. 1-6 are topic to recall; (picture/Wild Nation)

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Wild Nation voluntarily recalled Superlight Rock stoppers Nos. 1-6 and urged all customers to cease utilizing the affected items as of Feb. 13. Searching for to unfold the phrase as comprehensively as doable, the model continued to broadcast the message into early March.

In keeping with the corporate’s discover, the ferrule (the steel fixture that closes the wire loop underneath the rubber swage) can corrode underneath sure circumstances. Wild Nation had not obtained any reviews of accidents or accidents associated to the recall as of this writing. It did ask all customers to achieve out to the corporate for a alternative — which can ship as both regular Rocks or Superlight Offset Rocks on the buyer’s alternative.

The recall impacts all Wild Nation Superlight Rocks Nos. 1-6 bought individually and in units previous to January 2023 (codes 40-RSL and 40-RSLSET). Wild Nation mentioned within the recall paperwork that it “not too long ago discovered that when single cable Superlight Rocks are uncovered to maritime seaside circumstances with excessive concentrations of salt, and/or humid local weather with salty ambiance for an prolonged time frame, corrosion inside the ferrule can happen.”

If that happens, it will possibly “considerably” cut back the stoppers’ breaking energy, which may imperil a climber in a “fall from peak.”

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Solely sure Wild Nation stoppers are recalled; (picture/Wild Nation)

Wild Nation is a British firm, and the oceanside positioning of a lot of the Isles’ trad climbing makes the voluntary recall that rather more urgent. A spokesperson mentioned the full variety of items affected is 2,372.

Sellers and prospects can discover return directions on Wild Nation’s recall web site or contact the corporate at 1-844-412-7013 from 9:00 a.m. to five:00 p.m. or by way of e mail at SuperlightRockRecall@wildcountry.com.