Salewa North America Inc., of Boulder, Colorado announced a recall on August 31, 2016, of all Wild Country Syncro harnesses sold in the United States due to a defect that increases the danger of falling.
The affected harnesses are a black nylon material on the outside and have an orange interior. There is a tag attached to the inside of the harness above the batch code (01 A 01 16) with the words “Wild Country” and “Syncro.” The product would’ve been sold between April and June of this year in several stores, including Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Climb UP LLC, Rock Fitness, UNLTD, and Wilderness Exchange, as well as online through several websites including Amazon.com.
There is extra, unnecessary material on the belt tab on the left hip, which can cause the harness to become dangerously slack and increases the risk of a fall. There has been one case in which this has happened but no one was hurt. Anyone with this product should stop use immediately and expect a full refund if they contact Salewa North America.
If you or someone you know has faced an injury because of a defective or dangerous product, it is possible to hold the manufacturer responsible. Contact an attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® for more information regarding this possibility by calling (414) 271-0900.