Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

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The information below concerns a recall from Omega Pacific. Full story here.

Name of product:

The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user.
Recall date:
November 21, 2017
Recall number:

Recall Details

This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” is printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code “OD” is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black and red colors.  
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.  
None reported
Sold At:
Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51. 
Omega Pacific Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.
Manufactured In:
About 1,900

* This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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Main Image: Front side of the recalled G-FIRST series carabiners. Image courtesy: Omega Pacific

Back side of the recalled G-FIRST series carabiners. Image courtesy: Omega Pacific
Location for Lot Code on carabiner spine. Image courtesy: Omega Pacific