Some of us may not be aware of this, but if you ever went ice climbing, you know that good ice axes can save your life. Now, we learned that a Seattle company is recalling several ice axes after one incident report. Thankfully, the incident did not result in any injuries.
According to the official recall campaign, Kobah ice axes come with spikes, also known as heads, that could detach from the handle. In this case, the user may end up falling, suffering injuries as a result. Because the risks are serious, consumers with the recalled items should not ignore this campaign.
Impacted items include the Kobah ice axes of lengths 60, 65, 70, and 75 centimeters. They come with a steel pick and adze joined at the top of an orange aluminum handle shaft. They also have a black polymide resin head. In the bottom of the handle shaft, you will find the steel spike with the word “Kobah,” the letters “SMC,” and the manufacturer’s lot number 10864 printed on the handle shaft.
Consumers purchased units listed under this recall between March 2019 and June 2019. According to Seattle Manufacturing Corporation, the manufacturer, they learned of at least one incident involving the axe’s spike detaching. The firm said that the incident did not result in injuries.
We’re glad to learn that nobody was injured in association with these ice axes. Thankfully, consumers will return all units of the recalled items promptly to avoid serious incidents.
When you learn of similar recalls and you notice that you own the recalled item, you should never ignore what the manufacturer is saying. To prevent incidents that could be potentially deadly, you should act fast. Especially if the recall is about a product you or your family uses regularly.
For more on this recall an how to address this issue, follow this link.