Black Diamond announced on 4 Feb 2016 that they would be doing a voluntary recall of a number of their carabiners and quickdraws manufactured between Dec 2014 and Jan 2016 citing that possible defects in the gate could lead to carabiner failure or malfunction.
Details on inspection and returns can be found at this link: http://warranty.bdel.com/CarabinerRecall/Landing
While we have never sold Black Diamond products, we hope that you will share this information with the ropes community to make sure we're all as protected as we can be.
The "Freakin' Beacon"
User feedback was the driving force behind this design, Koehler BrightStar tells us, and it was important to have a product that was lightweight, durable and bright.
Weighing in at just 97 grams (yes, that includes 2x AAA batteries) and less than 7cm long, this unit is amazingly powerful for its small size.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, many of you have sent us questions on how to disinfect your equipment. Here are the basics that you need to know.