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Omni Swivel Pulley Safety Recall

Author:  Rock Exotica
  05/01/2023
Last Updated:  13/01/2023

Safety Information

Omni Swivel Pulley Safety Recall

Recall Notice for Omni 1.1 Pulleys & Variants made February 2020 through October 2022

Information from Rock Exotica

The button assembly on a limited number of 1.1” Omni Swivel Pulleys and associated variants may not be secure. If the button comes out the side plate can open, allowing the rope to fall out which can result in serious injury or death. It was discovered that a small number of pulleys manufactured from February 2020 through October 2022 may not have had adequate thread locker or sealant, allowing the set screw to back out. Under normal circumstances, either the thread lock or sealant is adequate to secure the button and prevent this issue.

Rock Exotica is issuing a recall for Omni Block 1.1” style pulleys, manufactured from February 2020 through October 2022. These pulleys must be returned to us for inspection / repair.

Rock Exotica is also issuing an inspection notice for all Omni Block style pulleys made from 2018 through October 2022. Pulleys can be inspected by the user / competent person, or if you are not comfortable doing the inspection, you can return it to us for inspection. Inspection criteria is detailed at the end of the document.

Additionally, as a reminder, all products should be inspected before and after each use. For Omni pulleys, the buttons and set screws should be a part of this inspection, along with checking for cracks / deformation / corrosion, the action of the side plate, sheave and swivel eye, bolts, and general condition. Accordingly, we are including supplementary information on checking the button set screws for earlier Omnis made before 2018.

Recall Notice for Omni 1.1” Pulley Variants, 20050xxx through 22304xxx: Stop Use, Remove from Service & Return to Rock Exotica

Follow these steps to determine if your Omni Pulley is subject to recall:

  1. Verify the model number of your Omni Pulley as a 1.1” variant.
  2. Find the serial number on your Omni Pulley.
  3. IF the serial number falls on or within the range of 20050xxx to 22304xxx, then your Omni Pulley is subject to recall and must be returned to Rock Exotica. Follow the full instructions on page 4, of the PDF linked below, to return your pulley for inspection or repair.

Returning Your Omni for Repair

Depending on your location, processing your Omni Pulleys for repair will take place directly with Rock Exotica, or with our worldwide network of authorized distributors. If you are located outside the US, please find the distributor closest to you and click on the Online Return link to return your equipment for inspection. The distributor handling the inspection / repair is listed next to the region or country.

Inspection Evaluation

Inspect before next use using the instructions provided on the PDF link below:

 

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