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What You Need to Know about the C3 Perfect Descent Auto Belay Recall

Mar 16, 2021 | Product Liability

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for C3 Perfect Descent Auto Belay devices. An estimated 1,100 units are believed to be affected by the recall. Affected devices were manufactured between February 2017 and April 2019. Below you can learn more about the C3 Perfect Descent Auto Belay device, the manufacturer’s recall and what you can do if you purchased an affected product.

What is the C3 Perfect Descent Auto Belay device?

The Perfect Descent Auto Belay devices are manufactured by C3 Manufacturing LLC. These devices are used with climbing ropes to protect climbers while climbing. They also are used to arrest a fall or while being lowered on the rope.

What if I was injured using a Perfect Descent Auto Belay device? 

If you or someone you know suffered an injury because of a Perfect Descent Auto Belay device, please contact our firm in the form below. Our experienced personal injury attorneys may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries.

Which Perfect Descent Auto Belay devices are included in the recall?  (Include picture(s))

Model 220 Indoor, Outdoor, Speed Drive and Direct Drive auto belay climbing devices are all included in the recall. The devices were sold in yellow and black and have “Perfect Descent” printed on the top of the devices. The recalled belay devices have the following serial number ranges printed on the bottom of the device:

Serial number Manufacture Date:

  • I-0970 through I-3109 February 2017 through November 2018
  • S-0604 through S-1609 March 2017 through December 2018
  • S-1695 through S-1762 February 2019 through March 2019
  • D-1015 through D-1385 June 2018 through December 2018
  • D-1572 through D-1705 February 2019 through March 2019
  • D-1710 through D-1722 March 2019
  • D-1726 through D-1751 March 2019 through April 2019
  • D-1761 through D-1777 April 2019

Why were the Perfect Descent Auto Belay devices recalled?

The belay climbing device can loosen and cause slack on the rope, causing the climber to fall. Climbing while tethered to a malfunctioning belay can result in serious injury or death.

What do I do if I purchased a Perfect Descent Auto Belay device?

First, refrain from using the device. Next, check the serial number of your Perfect Descent Auto Belay device to determine if it was included in the recall. If it was, discontinue using the device and contact C3 Manufacturing LLC for a free repair.

Contact one of PCVA’s Personal Injury Lawyers if you were harmed when using a C3 Perfect Descent Auto Belay device.