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Liberty Mountain Recalls Mountain Climbing Lanyards: Risk of Serious Injury and Death

Product Name:

Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards

Reason for Recall:

The elastic webbing on these lanyards can deteriorate over time and break while in use. This poses a great risk of serious injury and death to climbers. These lanyards are sold as a safety tool for climbing; when they fail to function properly climbers do not have anything to protect them in the event of a fall.

 

Description:

This recall involves Easy Go XP Lock Via Ferrata Lanyards used for shock absorption on Via Ferrata mountain climbing routes. The lanyard has two elasticized webbing branches with self-locking carabiners at each end. Recalled units can be identified by the elasticized webbing. “EASY GO XP LOCK” is printed on a white tag sewn into the zipper pouch.

Distributed at:

Online at Amazon.com and other internet retailers as well as specialty climbing shops nationwide between April 2011 to August 2012 for about $120.

Consumer Action:

Consumers should stop using this equipment immediately and contact Liberty Mountain for a full refund or replacement. Liberty Mountain can be reached at (800) 366-2666 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.libertymountain.com. Click on “Contact Us” for more information.

Keep Yourself Safe:

Hikers and climbers depend on their equipment to keep them safe. In the event of a fall or other catastrophe proper safety gear is the only thing that may save your life. It is imperative that before you embark on a hike or climb that you make sure all of your equipment is in good working condition and free from substantial wear and tear. Always buy equipment from certified vendors who have done all the necessary safety checks. Never use equipment that you believe may be overly worn or possibly faulty.

If you have been injured as the result of defective equipment, always contact a skilled personal injury lawyer right away. A personal injury attorney will be able to help make sure you get the help you need for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

 

Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27104.  The firm handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability.  If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident call Daggett Shuler for a free confidential consultation at 336-724-1234.

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