Consumer product recall

C.A.M.P. USA Inc. recalls Blade Runner & Blade Runner Alpine Crampons

Starting date:
August 26, 2015
Posting date:
August 26, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fall Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and C.A.M.P. USA Inc.

Affected products

Cassin Blade Runner and Blade Runner Alpine Crampons

Product description

This recall involves all Cassin Blade Runner and Blade Runner Alpine crampons.  Crampons are used for ice climbing and attach to footwear allowing the front points of the crampon to cut into the snow or ice.

The Blade Runner crampons have two ice front points, and the Blade Runner Alpine crampons have two snow front points. "Sandvik Nanoflex" is printed on a rubber label attached to the grey nylon ankle strap. "Cassin" and "Blade Runner" are stamped on the orange traction plate on the foot of the crampon. The crampon frames are made of Chromoly and Nanoflex® steel.

Hazard identified

A breakage can occur where the front points connect to the crampons, posing a fall hazard.

C.A.M.P. USA Inc. received one report of the crampon breaking in Canada.  No injuries were reported. Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada.

In the United States, C.A.M.P. USA Inc. received three reports of these crampons breaking during use. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 20 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 900 units were sold in the United States at specialty outdoor retailers and online.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2013 to May 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Italy.



C.A.M.P. S.p.A.

Premana (Lecco)



C.A.M.P. USA Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the crampons and contact C.A.M.P. USA Inc. for instructions on receiving free replacement parts.

For more information, consumers may contact C.A.M.P. USA Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-877-421-2267, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST.  Consumers may also visit C.A.M.P. USA Inc.'s website and click on the "Safety Notices" link at the bottom of the page.

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.

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.