DMM Dragon Cam Recall Notice

Dragon 4 & 5 Recall Update 24/02/2011

A quick update to keep you all up to speed with developments at DMM, and how we are dealing with the Recall.

Since Thursday 24 Feb we have been working 24 hours a day in the factory to ensure a rapid turnaround time. We have now started the re-works on the returned cams and they have been re-certified to the CE standards.

We've also being working on an easier and more efficient online system to process the returns. This will allow us to both accurately track each unit through the re-work procedure, and also keep customers informed on progress via email updates. The online returns system can be accessed here.

Thank you for your understanding, and apologies for any inconvenience.

The DMM Team

DMM Dragon Cam Recall 1

Last night (15th Feb 2011) DMM received information from a U.S retailer regarding size 5 (Blue) Dragon Cams. They have found cracks on the aluminium axle boss on 2 of the Dragon Cam size 5s they have in stock. This boss is a turned part similar to the original Dragon 6 that we recalled on the 22nd July 2010.

DMM Dragon Cam Recall 2

For the safety of all of our customers we are issuing an immediate recall for all Dragon Cams size 4 and 5 with turned axle bosses (see images below). At present there is no evidence that suggests the size 4 Dragon Cams are affected. However, we feel it appropriate to include them in the recall due to similarities in construction.

DMM Dragon Cam Recall 3 DMM Dragon Cam Recall 4

What you should do

If in possession of a cam as shown on the left in the pictures above, please discontinue use immediately and follow the steps below:

  1. Print out this form.
  2. Fill in the form.
  3. Send both the form and the Dragon Cams to:
    • Directly to DMM at the address on the form;
    • Back to the retailer where the Dragon Cam was purchased;
    • or to your National Distributor

If you are a retailer, or distributor, please quarantine all affected stock immediately and follow your standard returns procedure.

What we will do

We promise to deal with the situation as quickly and efficiently as we can.

All units will be reassembled with a new hot forged aluminium axle boss and returned to you.

Our first and foremost priority is the safety of the climbing community. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued understanding and support.

More information will follow after further investigation.

The DMM team

16 Feb, 2011
Thanx for the notice. Do you think is it worth us checking all sizes of DMM Dragon cams that we own?
16 Feb, 2011
had a look at my size 3 and it uses a different component to the 4 and 5, so I wouldnt have thought you need to worry about it. No harm in checking though.
16 Feb, 2011
If there was any doubt as to the saftey of components in other sizes DMM would have re-called those as well, so I'd say you don't need to worry.
16 Feb, 2011
Can I get my money back instead ?
16 Feb, 2011
Their potential reliability isn't inspiring if half the 6 sizes have been recalled (6's some time ago). Though DMM have moved quickly and taken the action that I'd hope they would so DMM trust is still there, but I hear your thoughts on money back, I have 2 which will be returned, as yet, unused. First impressions and all that.
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