Camp Tri-Cams: Advisory Notice

Posted by Dan Middleton, BMC Technical Officer on 01/04/2008
A Camp Tri-Cam with loose pin

All owners/users of Camp Tricams are advised to inspect them for loose pins, as a precautionary measure.

A Camp Tricam size 1.5 was submitted to the Equipment Investigation Panel as it had a loose spirol pin. The Tricam had the batch number 01-05. The spirol pin connects the sling to the metal chock. Both the pin and the hole in the chock were found to be outside acceptable manufacturing tolerance for use of a spirol pin. This is a potentially dangerous fault that has occurred during manufacture of the device.

After checking their stock and finding it to be free from this problem, the UK distributor and the manufacturer believe this to be a one-off. In the unlikely event that there are other devices with this problem, the BMC recommends that the security of spirol pins are checked as follows:

Using a pen or pencil, push the spirol pin to see whether it slides out of position or not. Try this from both ends of the pin.

If you can push the spirol pin free from the chock, remove the Tricam from service.

If you come across this problem, please fill in the EIP report form and return it with the faulty Tricam to the BMC.
You can download the Technical Report for this investigation here.

Please note that as this is the only reported case, the BMC is not requesting a recall.

For more information contact the BMC Technical Officer, Dan Middleton on:dan@thebmc.co.uk or 0161 438 3326


« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 1172 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

RELATED ARTICLES

Safety notice issued by Edelrid for Mega Jul belay device
1
Safety notice issued by Edelrid for Mega Jul belay device

Edelrid have asked owners and users of their popular Mega Jul belay device to make a precautionary check for a defective attachment loop, for devices regardless of manufacturing batch. This updates a previous warning which covered a specific batch.
Read more »

Ski-touring binding recall
0
Ski-touring binding recall

A product recall notice has been issued for ski touring bindings which present a risk of injury. The brands affected are Salomon, Atomic and Armada. Read on to find out more.
Read more »

Have you checked your camming devices recently?
1
Have you checked your camming devices recently?

If you enjoy trad climbing and mountaineering, no doubt you'll have a selection of camming devices as part of your rack. But do you ever check them for damage or wear and tear? If not, then maybe you should, as we find out in this report from the experts at the BMC Technical Committee.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

Safety notice issued by Edelrid for Mega Jul belay device
1

Edelrid have asked owners and users of their popular Mega Jul belay device to make a precautionary check for a defective attachment loop, for devices regardless of manufacturing batch. This updates a previous warning which covered a specific batch.
Read more »

Ski-touring binding recall
0

A product recall notice has been issued for ski touring bindings which present a risk of injury. The brands affected are Salomon, Atomic and Armada. Read on to find out more.
Read more »

Have you checked your camming devices recently?
1

If you enjoy trad climbing and mountaineering, no doubt you'll have a selection of camming devices as part of your rack. But do you ever check them for damage or wear and tear? If not, then maybe you should, as we find out in this report from the experts at the BMC Technical Committee.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »