Simond Toucan Light climbing and mountaineering belay system recalled due to risk of locking when climbing

Starting date:
August 7, 2019
Posting date:
August 7, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70625

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Simond Toucan Light climbing and mountaineering belay system.
  • Issue: A risk of getting stuck during the activity.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Affected products

Simond Toucan Light climbing and mountaineering belay system

Product description

This recall involves the Simond Toucan Light brand climbing and mountaineering belay system (item number 2575753). The aluminum body of the recalled product was available in blue. Operating diagrams are engraved on the belay system as well as information concerning rope compatibility. The words "Simond Toucan Light" can also be seen.

Hazard identified

When two climbers are belaying simultaneously from the belay stand and one climber applies tension on the rope, the second climber is blocked, which represents a risk of getting stuck during the activity.

As of July 26th, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 5 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2018 to June 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan

Companies

Distributor
Decathlon Canada Inc.
Montréal
CANADA
Manufacturer
Decathlon SA
FRANCE

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may also contact Décathlon Canada at 450-500-3000 or consult the company'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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.