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I dropped something. Do I need to retire it?

Inspect it carefully. If it looks okay, then it's probably okay. If what you dropped is made of aluminum, it's probably fine. The supposed danger of microfractures is a myth.

Web References
  1. http://www.outdoorsafetyinstitute.com/index.php/news/single/should_you_retire_a_dropped_carabiner/
  2. https://fatcanyoners.org/bush-guide/dropped-carabiners/

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– Tania from California