The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.

Product: Carabiners used for climbing

Units: 8,000

Distributor: Petzl America, of Clearfield, Utah.

Hazard: The carabiners can unlock spontaneously without pressing the green safety button, posing a fall hazard.

Description: The recall involves the M34 BL Am'D Ball-Lock and M36 BL William Ball Lock carabiners with metal locking sleeves with batch numbers between 06076 and 06178.

Sold at: Petzl dealers nationwide from March through July 2006 for$13 to $17.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Petzl America to have their carabiners inspected for a replacement.

Contact: Call 877-807-3805 or visit