Mammut Sports Group Inc. recalls RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device

Starting date:
February 27, 2014
Posting date:
February 27, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38089

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Mammut Sports Group Inc.

Affected products

Mammut RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device

Product description

This recall involves the Mammut RescYou crevasse rescue device.  Only batch numbers 12-12 and 03-13 are included in this recall.  The batch numbers are located on the side of the blue rope grab.

The RescYou is used for ski mountaineering and mountain climbing to allow the user to haul a climber who has fallen into a crevasse back to the surface of a glacier.  The RescYou consists of two tooth-cam rope-grabs connected by a length of cord threaded through a pulley.

Hazard identified

The small toothed cam blocking the pull-cord may not lock securely causing reduced efficiency and possibly delaying a rescue, which could result in injury or death to the fallen climber.

Neither Health Canada nor Mammut has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this rescue device.

Number sold

Approximately 77 units were sold in Canada at specialty outdoor stores and approximately 70 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled units were sold from June 2013 to January 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Mammut Sport Group AG
Seon
SWITZERLAND
Distributor
Mammut Sports Group AG
Williston
Vermont
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled RescYou device immediately and contact Mammut for a replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Mammut at 1-800-451-5127 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the Mammut's website or by email.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.