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June 7, 2002

It has come to our attention that Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok carabiners have recently been discovered which do not exhibit properly pinned gate rivets. Although the number of affected units is very small, we feel that it is important to notify the public and request that anyone who purchased a Jake Quik-Lok in the specified timeframe please inspect all their Jake Quik-Loks to determine if any need to be replaced.

The affected lot bears the stamp "LD" on the spine of the frame (see figure 1) and any affected carabiners were shipped between February 15, 2002 and May 20, 2002. Please inspect any of your Jake Quik-Loks (other Jakes are unaffected by this notice) from that lot by pushing against the rivet as pictured below (figure 2). Pressure against the end of that rivet with even a simple ballpoint pen will reveal the problem. If affected, it will slide through the hinge hole and you will be able to completely remove the rivet, which permits the gate assembly to be removed from the frame. This simple procedure will determine if your Jakes need to be replaced.

If your Jakes do exhibit this characteristic, please contact Omega Pacific for an immediate replacement. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Michael Lane, sales & marketing manager, at 800.360.3990 or [email protected].

Figure 1

Figure 2





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