Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 15,500 Photon carabiners and Photon and Mach Express quickdraws distributed by CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo.

The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the climber falls. No injuries have been reported.

The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. The carabiners were sold in a variety of colors including green, yellow, silver and brown. The quickdraws use a white or black fabric strap with green, yellow or gray stitching and Photon carabiners attached at each end.

The products were sold at outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12.

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.

For more info, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit



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