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Remember: Climbing gear carries a risk of serious injury


Health Canada is recalling a climbing gear due to the risk of a fall.

Users of the Tethrd One Stick GEN 2, intended to help hunters climb trees, should stop immediately, Health Canada said in a consumer product recall warning.

According to the warning, one or more steps of the climbing stick can crack under pressure, causing a fall and injury to the user.

Consumers who have purchased a climbing stick should contact the manufacturer for instructions on returning the tool. The club will then be tested for safety and, if necessary, replaced free of charge.

Tethrd, the company that makes the product, reports that 66 potentially defective climbing sticks were sold in Canada and 7,700 sold in the US.

“As of September 26, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada,” Health Canada noted in the warning. “In the United States, the company received 5 reports of step breaks and no reports of injuries.”

The affected products were sold between June 2022 and July 2022.

“This recall concerns the Tethrd One Stick GEN 2-year, model year 2022 climbing stick with serial numbers from THSP-TONE-010000 through THSP-TONE-017749,” Health Canada reported. “The serial number is on the back of the cord locking system (Dynaloc). The locking system is a black rectangle on the face with a silver Tethrd logo”.

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