EDELRID asks all owners of the HMS Bulletproof Triple and HMS Bulletproof Triple FG to inspect the rivets on the gates of their carabiners. Affected are carabiners with manufacturing codes 01/2018 and 02/2018.
One carabiner was found to have a defective gate. The defect concerned a gate rivet which was not riveted correctly and which could have become detached during use. The carabiner in question was the HMS Bulletproof Triple FG. During an investigation into the fault, it was discovered that there is a possibility that other carabiners of this type could have a similar defect.
In the interest of customer safety, EDELRID has decided to issue a precautionary call for a safety inspection on these carabiners. All owners of HMS Bulletproof Triple and HMS Bulletproof Triple FG carabiners are requested to perform a safety check to ascertain that the rivets are fully and correctly riveted.
An affected carabiner must be withdrawn from use immediately and returned to EDELRID for a free replacement.
Which batches are affected?
This precautionary call for a safety check concerns carabiners with manufacturing codes 2018 01 and 2018 02. These are the first production batches of this particular carabiner. There are no earlier batches. Later batches (for example 2018 03 or 2019 01) are not included in this precautionary call for a safety check.
The manufacturing code is located on the outside of the closed carabiner spine.
Please check that the rivet was fitted properly at the gate joint. On one side the rivet should have a head, on the other it should be pressed flat.
Please mail to:
EDELRID North America
736 SW Umatilla Ave. Suite H.
Redmond, OR 97756