Petzl Recalls and Notices
INSPECTION REQUEST: KERNMANTLE ROPES
One of our clients found 2 critical defects on his Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes. To date, no other client has reported similar defects to us, and no accident or injury is known. Please read the information below and, if necessary, inspect your ropes.
On March 30, 2016, during routine equipment inspections, one customer detected cracks on the stainless steel arms on three ASAP LOCK units. In light of this information, a complete inspection of Petzl ASAP LOCK inventory was conducted and no cracked ASAP LOCK arms were found. Mechanical tests conducted by Petzl on the ASAP LOCK with intentionally cut arms showed that a cracked arm presents no additional risk to the user.
Two different customers have informed us recently of the failure of the rivet head on two Petzl CROLL rope clamps. Neither failure led to an accident. These two CROLL rope clamps were used on offshore platforms in the North Sea. There was no sign of specific wear or damage on either CROLL before these failures occurred.
8003 (C05N) full body harness
There have been several incidents involving the 8003 (C05N) full body harness. These incidents, all of which occurred during use within the adventure park environment, involve the leg loops of the harness becoming loosened and/or unbuckled during use.
All NEWTON C73*** full body fall arrest harnesses with a Series Number equal to or less than 11365***
All GRIGRI 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136
Petzl asks users to immediately stop using all GRIGRI 2s with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136. Excessive force on a fully extended handle may disable the braking function.
ABSORBICA: Request for immediate inspection (P/Ns: L57, L58, L58 MGO, L59, L59 MGO, L59 69, L70120 YG, L70150 IM, L70150 YM, L70150 I, L70150 Y, L70150 YM)
Notice follows a May 5, 2011, accident involving a Petzl SCORPIO via ferrata lanyard. Because of the ABSORBICA’s similar tear-webbing shock absorption technology, Petzl has issued an inspection recall of both the SCORPIO and ABSORBICA.
SCORPIO via ferrata lanyards (L60, L60 CK, L60 2, L60 2CK, L60 H, L60 WL, K29VF 1, K29VF 2, K29VE 1, K29VE 2, K29V 1, K29V 2) manufactured before May 17, 2011, up to serial number 11137****
Follows a via ferrata accident on Thursday the 5th of May 2011. Investigation and analysis of manufacturing procedures specific to the production of tear webbing energy absorbers has identified a weakness which could explain the defect leading to the cause of this accident.
CROLL (B16), ATTACHE (M35 SL), ASCENCION (B17) and RESCUE (P50)