|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2011
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 343-8335
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Photon Climbing Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is
illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
- Name of product: Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws
- Units: About 15,500
- Importer: CAMP USA Inc., of Broomfield, Colo.
- Hazard: The carabiner gate may open under a heavy load, posing a risk of serious injury or
death if the climber falls.
- Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
- Description: 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.
- Sold at: Outdoor retail stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between
$8 and $12.
- Manufactured in: China.
- Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and quickdraws sold with
carabiners immediately and contact CAMP USA to return the recalled products for a full refund.
- Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CAMP USA Inc. toll-free at (877) 421-
2267 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go tohttps://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.