This recall involves Alugator Ride 3.0 Hoe and Alugator Ride SE shovels. The recalled shovels are used for digging out avalanche victims. The recalled shovels are made of aluminum, were sold in silver or black finishes and have orange handles. The recalled Alugator Ride 3.0 Hoe avalanche shovels were sold individually with production lot number 1121. The Alugator Ride SE avalanche shovels were sold as part of the Barryvox Package, and Barryvox Package Tour with production lot numbers 1221 and 0322. The product name and production lot number are printed on shovel shaft near the handle.
Hazard: The spring locking mechanism on the recalled avalanche shovels can fail in an emergency excavation of a person buried by an avalanche, posing a risk of injury or death for the buried person.
Remedy: Replace or Repair
Recall Date: April 06, 2023
Units: About 5,580 (In addition, about 1,964 were sold in Canada)
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled avalanche shovels and follow the instructions at https://mammut.prezly.com/recall-notice-for-a-call-for-inspection-shovel-locking-mechanism to inspect the connection between the shaft and the shovel head to make sure it properly locks into position. If the connection does not lock into position, consumers should contact Mammut to obtain a prepaid return shipping label to return the shovel for a free repair or a free replacement shovel.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Outdoor and ski supply stores nationwide and online at https://www.mammut.com/us/en from December 2022 through February 2023 for between $90 and $480.
Importer(s): Mammut Sports Group Inc., of Williston, Vermont
Distributor(s): Mammut Sports Group Inc., of Williston, Vermont
Manufactured In: Taiwan
Recall number: 23-174