Head Rush Technologies recalled about 2,200 Trublue iQ auto belay devices for climbers sold in the U.S. due to the risk of falling. The recall also involves about 254 devices sold in Canada.

According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release, the recalled auto belay device could fail to retract, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury or death.

Head Rush Technologies, based in Louisville, CO, has received 31 reports of incidents involving impaired retraction, including one consumer fall. No injuries have been reported.

The item was sold online at headrushtech.com from November 2022 through February 2024 for between $2,800 and $4,600.

Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled devices, and contact Head Rush Technologies for a free inspection and repair.

The Trublue iQ is gray in color with blue handles and a gray sash on the front cover. The Trublue IQ+ has a catch-and-hold brake on the front. The LT versions of the iQ and iQ+ have blue tags above the blue webbing hand grip; the XL versions have a purple tag.

Head Rush Technologies can be reached at 720.565.6885 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at info@headrushtech.com, or online at here or here and click on the 2024 TruBlue iQ Voluntary Recall banner for more information.

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