VOLUNTARY RECALL NOTICE - Wild Country Classic & Anodised Rocks

VOLUNTARY RECALL NOTICE - WILD COUNTRY CLASSIC ROCKS AND ANODISED ROCKS - Issued 07/10/2013

For the safety of all of our customers Wild Country are issuing an immediate recall of certain batches of Wild Country Classic Rocks and Anodised Rocks.

If you own any Wild Country Classic Rocks and/or Anodised Rocks that were purchased any time from January 2010 onwards Wild Country would advise that you visit our website so that you can ascertain whether your product is from one of the affected batches.

Martin Atkinson, Managing Director of Wild Country, outlined the reasons for the recall:

 “Following a recent failure in use of a Classic Rock, in which fortunately no injury occurred, we conducted an in depth investigation and an extensive testing programme. Following the testing of over 17,000 Rocks we found some units that did not achieve their rated strength which varies, depending upon the size, from 4kN to 12kN.  In a very small number of cases the failure load was below the units rated strength and in some cases below 7kN;  a peak load that can be realistically achieved during a fall.”

Martin explained:

"Our first priority is always the safety of our climbing and mountaineering colleagues and customers, therefore we have taken the decision to recall the Rocks with the identified batch codes.

Wild Country apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us to recover as many of the affected Rocks as possible."

To find out whether your Rocks are affected please go direct to our Rocks recall page:
http://bit.ly/GCt0sr



For more information visit www.wildcountry.com


7 Oct, 2013
Bump this back up to the top. Will be checking mine later and letting people know.
7 Oct, 2013
Can't check mine till Christmas, since they're in storage in the UK and I'm over in Sweden, but I'm fairly certain that they'll be hit. Good thing they were my second set (doubling a set of wallnuts (and that I only brought the wallnuts out here with me)). I feel for those who only have one set - who are of course likely to be those who bought in the affected region since most people end up doubling up after a few years...
7 Oct, 2013
Awww, just checked and mine are affected :( Damn. And I really liked having a double set of nuts :p I'm going to end up sending mine back, but I have been thinking about how many times I've fallen on these! they've been ok for the last two years. Well, a pretty new set can't hurt I guess.
7 Oct, 2013
bump
7 Oct, 2013
The two sets in my family are affected. I've just got back from a 6 month USA tour where these were used heavily!
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