DMM Wales have advised the market that some DMM locking carabiners have the potential to dysfunction.
In a small percentage of carabiners, the interaction between the internal coil spring (which gives the gate it’s closing action) and the spring pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may cause the spring pusher to displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or the mechanism from locking completely.
This problem raises obvious safety concerns, and DMM have announced the Product Safety Warning to ensure the safety of the users of DMM carabiners. The problem only affects certain batches of the carabiner.
DMM request that all DMM carabiners in the models listed on this download, with serial numbers 15096xxxxA to 15217xxxxA (these are sequential) are withdrawn from service and quarantined.
More information to follow.