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Climbing gear maker DMM recalls camming device
01 Aug 2010
The Welsh company, DMM, is voluntarily recalling its Dragon Cam in size 6 (Product Code A7056A).
According to the manufacturer, the “problem originates from a structural defect in a raw material that is uniquely used to make a single component on the size 6 Dragon.”
Dragon Cams are mechanically spring loaded devices that can be inserted into cracks in the rock face to provide points of attachment for climbers or to safeguard their progress up a climb by allowing them to clip the rope to it via a carabiner.
Further details on the Dragon Cam recall are available here.
Information about all recalls can be found in the Risk Management section of the UIAA website. The Certified Equipment and Recalls page, added in late 2009, is a global one-stop-shopping point for climbers who wish to identify certified equipment as well as gear that has been recalled by the manufacturer.
“For climbers who want to know whether their equipment is up to snuff, access to the recalls page is one small part in making sure that their equipment remains suitable for climbing,” explained David Custer of the UIAA Safety Commission at the launch of the online database.
“Before the UIAA recalls page existed, a climber would have to keep tabs on manufacturers, country specific recall sites, climbing websites, and climbing magazines. The time and the language ability required to find and verify recall information is now greatly reduced: at a glance, it is possible to view the global recall situation,” Custer added.
The UIAA Risk Management page also includes comprehensive information on standards for Safety Label holders or potential holders as well as a list of articles providing advice on equipment and climbing safely.