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Liberty Mountain Harness Recall

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December 12, 2006

Release #07-049


Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 366-2666

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Liberty Mountain Recalls Climbing Harnesses Due to Fall Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in

cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary

recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using

recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Name of Product: Edelweiss Challenge Climbing Harnesses


Units: About 5,900


Distributor: Liberty Mountain, of Salt Lake City, Utah


Hazard: The buckles on the harness' leg loops could fail, posing a fall

hazard for climbers.


Incidents/Injuries: Liberty Mountain has received five reports of the

leg buckle failing. No injuries have been reported.


Description: The sit harnesses are worn around climber's waist and legs

and attach to climbing ropes to protect climbers from falling. The

harnesses have three buckles including one on the waist belt and one on

each leg loop. "Edelweiss" is printed on the waist belt. Only harnesses

using the para buckle system are included in this recall. Para buckle

harnesses have a single bar installed in the center of each of the three



Sold at: Climbing equipment retailers, Liberty Mountain's catalog, and

by various Web retailers from January 2005 through September 2006 for

about $47.


Manufactured in: France


Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled harnesses

and contact Liberty Mountain for instructions on returning the harnesses

including a return authorization number. Liberty Mountain will provide a

free inspection and free repair. Send your harness for repair to:

Liberty Mountain, 4375 West 1980 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104.


Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Liberty Mountain at

(800) 366-2666 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by fax at

(801) 954-0766, by e-mail at info@libertymountain.com, or visit the

firm's Web site at www.libertymountain.com


To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the

recalled product, please go to:





The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting

the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more

than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents

cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed

to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,

electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The

CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,

cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -

contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of

deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30



To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's

hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or

visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email

subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can

obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at







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