Consumer product recall

Wild Country Superlight Rocks recalled due to Fall Hazard

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Summary

Product
Wild Country Superlight Rocks
Issue
Consumer products - Fall hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Wild Country for a replacement product.

Affected products

This recall involves Wild Country Superlight Rocks single cable wire chocks used for climbing. The products were sold in six different sizes and colors and as a set.

Wild Country Rocks, Classic Rocks, Rock Centrics, and Superlight Offset Rocks are not subject to this recall.  Superlight Rocks Size 1 to 6 manufactured prior to January 2023 are affected by the recall.

The following products are included in the recall:
Item Code Description Size Colour
40-RSL Superlight Rock 1 Purple
40-RSL Superlight Rock 2 Green
40-RSL Superlight Rock 3 Silver
40-RSL Superlight Rock 4 Gold
40-RSL Superlight Rock 5 Blue
40-RSL Superlight Rock 6 Red
40-RSLSET Superlight Rock Set 1-6 Set of 40-RSL from size 1 to 6 All colours listed above

Issue

When single cable Superlight Rocks are exposed to maritime seaside conditions with high concentrations of salt, corrosion inside of the ferrule can occur and can significantly reduce the breaking strength of the chocks, posing a fall hazard.

As of June 18, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any authorized Wild Country dealer or to Wild Country directly for a replacement product.

For more information, consumers can contact Wild Country by telephone toll-free at 1-844-412-7013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by email or visit the company’s website.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Salewa USA, LLC.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 225 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 3,531 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from January 2017 to February 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Taiwan

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Sports and fitness
Companies

Distributor

Salewa USA, LLC

Boulder

Colorado

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Oberalp S.p.A.

Bolzano

ITALY

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73829