Birdie Belay Devices Recalled Due to Risk of Injury; Made by Beal Sas

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Recalled Beal Sas Birdie Belay Device

  • Name of product:

    Beal Birdie Belay Devices

    Hazard:

    The device user can be unable to lower the climber, posing a risk of injury to the climber.

    Recall date:

    March 24, 2021

    Recall Details

    Description:

    The Beal Birdie Belay Device is used by rock climbers.  Belay devices are used with climbing ropes to protect the climber while climbing, to arrest a fall or while being lowered on the rope.  The Beal Birdie Belay Device was sold in three colors:  Orange handle, Blue handle or Green handle.  This recall involves all units laser-marked with batch year “/19” on the side of the unit.  Only units marked with “/19” are being recalled. 

    Remedy:

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Beal Birdie Belay Devices and contact Liberty Mountain for a free replacement.

    Incidents/Injuries:

    The firm has received three reports of the user being unable to lower the climber because the hand lever became detached from the device.  No injuries have been reported.

    Manufacturer(s):

    Beal Sas, of France

    Importer(s):

    Liberty Mountain, of Sandy, Utah


    This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.