Black Diamond Equipment—Index Ascenders Right & Left

Identifying features

Right and left Index Ascenders manufactured between December 22, 2014 and February 25, 2016, with manufacturing codes between 4356 and 6015 are within the scope of this recall.

What are the defects?

In some Index Ascenders, the rivet attaching the toothed cam to the ascender body may not be properly finished.

What are the hazards?

This could cause the cam to become detached, allowing the ascender to disconnect from the rope. There is also the potential that the rivet attaching the plastic safety catch to the cam may not be properly finished, increasing the likelihood that the ascender could become detached from the rope, potentially causing serious injury to the consumer.

What should consumers do?

Inspect their product as per Black Diamond's instructions to ascertain whether it is affected by the recall. Go to

If you are unsure or for further information please contact Sea to Summit information line on 08 9221 6617

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 22 December 2014 - 24 February 2016

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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