In February of 2016, Black Diamond released a recall of specific Hotwire carabiners; the recall concerns products with manufacturing codes between 4350 and 6018. To read more about what you can do if you own a carabiner that has been recalled, read this safety recall notice.
The Black Diamond Hotwire was the first carabiners we know of made with the revolutionary "wiregate" design. At first, they scared people. Today wiregate biners are among the most popular because they are light, strong, and reduce gate shutter (the effect of the gate partially opening during a fall). While this carabiner once was the only one, there are now many to choose from. Still this remains a solid product at a good price, and Black Diamond only made it better when the company shaved of 20 percent of its weight with hot-forging technology. The Wild Country Astro earned similar scores to this product across the board.