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Aliens cam recall
« on: January 13, 2006, 10:00:06 PM »
Colorado Custom Hardware, (CCH) has recently completed an investigation and
extensive testing to identify and isolate safety issues concerning the
brazing on CCH Alien cams. The safety of our customers is our number one
priority. Testing has revealed that there was a brazing issue with specific
cams made after November 2004. The units to be identified are marked with a
small center punch dimple at the base of the round ball where the axle goes
through the cable eye. Although few failures have been reported, CCH
recommends immediately discontinuing the use of any Aliens with this mark.
CCH is recalling the cams with the identifying punch mark. Please return
them to CCH for a new replacement unit. You can mail your cams to: Colorado
Custom Hardware, Inc ATTN: Brazing Recall 115 E. Lyon St Laramie, WY 82072
If you are not sure if your cams are included in the recall, please contact
us at (307) 721-9385. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we
are doing everything possible to correct it quickly. There will be a
photograph on our web site to help to identify the cams that need to be
returned.

The Web site address:

 http://www.Aliencamsbycch.com

Sincerely,

Colorado Custom Hardware, Inc
115 E. Lyon St
Laramie, WY 82072
Al Hospers
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Re: Aliens cam recall
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 04:49:13 PM »
This just came across the Consumer Products Safety Commission email list:

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CCH Inc. Recalls Mountain Climbing Camming Anchor Due to Fall Hazard

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2006
Release #06-141 
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 776-9185
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CCH Inc. Recalls Mountain Climbing Camming Anchor 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: Camming Anchor (used in climbing)

Units: About 4,100

Manufacturer: Colorado Custom Hardware (CCH) Inc., of Laramie, Wyo.

Hazard: The cables that support climbers using these devices can fail,
causing climbers to fall.

Incidents/Injuries: CCH Inc. has received one report of an anchor cable
failing a climber during use.

Description: These camming anchors or "Alien Cams" are devices used as
both a precautionary measure to stop a climber in the event of falls, or
it is used to actually support the climber. Climbers insert the device
into cracks or crevasses in rock and it grips the sides of the crack.
The recalled units are marked with a small center punch dimple at the
base of the round ball where the axle goes through the cable eye. They
have production dates, from November 2004 (written as 1104) through
December 2005 (written as 1205), which can be found on the bottom of the
handle puller.

Sold at: Climbing stores nationwide and Web retailers from November 2004
through December 2005 for between $50 and $60.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these devices immediately and
contact the firm for instructions on how to have the units repaired.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call the firm at (800)
776-9185 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit
CCH's Web site at www.aliencamsbycch.com   

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06141.html
Al Hospers
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