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Black Diamond Issues Avalung Recall

Black Diamond Issues Avalung Recall

[ December 14, 2010 - 2:43pm ]
Avalung Recall
Black Diamond has announced a voluntary recall for a limited run of Avalung packs.

The Salt Lake City-based equipment company has issued a voluntary recall of a limited portion of Avalung packs. According to a Black Diamond press relase, the intake tubing may crack under cold temperatures.

“While we have not experienced a single safety issue related to this recall, we are aggressively pursuing the return of all potentially affected units," explains Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond Equipment CEO. "The AvaLung has saved multiple lives over the years and we cannot accept a hint of doubt in its ability to perform when needed."

The recall pertains to a limited manufacturing run of Black Diamond AvaLung Packs sold in 2010, which can be identified by a PO number and model combination presented on the following website: Any Avalung within the production run should be immediately returned to Black Diamond for inspection and/or replacement.

“We at Black Diamond apologize both for the inconvenience and the resource footprint of this recall,” says Nathan Kuder, Black Diamond’s Softgoods Category Director. “The mere possibility that the AvaLung could potentially fail makes this an easy decision for us. Because the AvaLung plays an important role in avalanche protocol we want this recall effort to be 100% successful.”

Instructions for identifying a recalled Avalung are available on the Black Diamond website.

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