Fixe: Request for Inspection of Anchors and Chains in Lowering Stations

07/29/2015: Barcelona, Spain: The spanish manufacturer of climbing-safety-hardware TechRock request for inspection the lowering stations and stations for abseiling with chains inox from Fixe. Some chains were detected in Germany where corrosion and tiny cracks is seen in the material. It had been an incident in Germany with an anchor that suddenly broke unpredictable due the corrosion affectation.

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Service Bulletin for Inspection of Mammut / Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags

2014/03/03, Seon, Switzerland: The swiss manufacturer of mountaineering gear Mammut inform: Follow-up inspections have shown that there is an assembly problem affecting individual Mammut/Snowpulse avalanche airbags from the Winter 2011/2012 and Winter 2012/2013 production seasons. The problem is an improperly screwed in connector between the deployment mechanism and the venturi valve.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:26

Warning: Edelrid Connecto Bolts Checking

Edelrid is Warning for Self Replaced Wrong Bolts or Not Checked Connectos

Connecto from Edelrid must inspected

2013/11/21, Isny, Germany: The german manufacturer of climbing gear EDELRID checks their bolts on the hardware products Connecto. During the course of extensive checking of the bolts on the hardware products “Conecto”, “Conecto Small” and “Conecto Swivel” by EDELRID, it was ascertained that:

many of the bolts were not inspected yearly,

some of the bolts were damaged (the only way to detect if the bolt is damaged is by checking the torque),

some of the bolts had been replaced by users with bolts that did not have the required strength class.

Edelrid warns and request for self inspection and replacement.

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Recall For Inspection: Mammut Via Ferrata Sets Tec Step 2012

05/17/12: Seon, Switzerland: The Company Mammut recalls the Tec step via ferrata sets of the production year 2012 for a preventive inspection. According with Mammut in regular quality checks a production error has been discovered, but probably an isolated case.


The information which part of the set is affected is not given by Mammut, but decided to make a preventive recall of the 2012 production series of the Tec Step for inspection.

Please see the latest recall from 10/18/2012 of the Tec Step 2012 series !!


The affected series are:

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Warning: 66.000 Petzl via ferrata sets of the “Scorpio” series are still not inspected but in use and potential dangerous.

05/09/12: Petzl repeats the urgent call for inspection of the via ferrata set “Scorpio”. According to Petzl only 33% of all worldwide sold via ferrata sets have been inspected. That means 66% of the maybe defective via ferrata sets are still not checked.

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Alert: Petzl NEWTON Harness Possibily Faulty Seams

Request for Inspection the safety stitching on the loops of the sternal attachment point

22.02.2012: Crolles, France: During a Petzl periodic inspection on a NEWTON harness, improperly positioned safety stitching was found on one of the loops of the sternal attachment point.

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Recall: Rock Exotica Recalls Unicender for Inspection

Revited chain link came apart under use

29.09.2011: The US-company Rock Exotica recalls all Unicender for descending and ascending in trees with the Serial-Numbers 11220 and earlier. All Rock Exotica Unicenders made before August 2011 are affected.  This required inspection is important for the user’s safety and your Unicender should not be used until the inspection has been done.

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RECALL ALERT for Inspection of All Petzl SCORPIO Via Ferrata Sets

Temporary stoppage of the sale of all stock of SCORPIO and ABSORBICA tear webbing lanyards for inspection before resuming sales

20.05.2011: Crolles, France: Petzl's internal investigation and analysis of themanufacturing procedures specific to the production of tear webbing energy absorbers has identified a weakness which could explain the defect leading to the cause of the accident in May 2011.

This new product safety alert is an extension of the product safety alert issued on May 13th 2011.

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Safety Alert: Request for Immediate Self Inspection for All Petzl ABSORBICA Energy Absorbers

Temporary stoppage of the sale of all stock of ABSORBICA tear webbing lanyards for inspection before resuming sales

20.05.2011: Crolles, France: Petzl's internal investigation and analysis of themanufacturing procedures specific to the production of tear webbing energy absorbers has identified a weakness which could explain the defect leading to the cause of an accident in May 2011.

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