Following the failed carabiner incident at the Yarwun 2 Project in July, SpanSet Australia has asked for all SpanSet K4 triple action carabiners, batch number 100329, to be removed from service and returned to the distributor for replacement.
SpanSet Australia cannot replicate the problem under the same conditions as the reported incident. Further metallurgical tests will be carried out to determine the exact cause of failure and these tests may take up to six weeks to complete.
Apparently there are 474 carabiners bearing the batch number 100239.
Treetools are uncertain as to how many of these carabiners ended up in the New Zealand tree climbing market.
Download the SpanSet Product Safety Recall Notice detailing more information or visit Product Safety Recalls Australia website.
Thanks to Rossy Ross from Pro Climb for this update.