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Danger: Counterfeits of Petzl Products Appeared

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Warning of Dangerous Counterfeits of Petzl Products

02/12/12: Crolles, France:
Petzl discovered counterfeit products made in China. The following products are affected:


Potentially Counterfeit Petzl Products


These pictured products had significant defects after using them. The durability of these products is not given.



Broken Counterfeit Products


There is a serious risk using these products that look nearly the same like the original products. Even light applied load and normal use can cause an opening or deformation of these counterfeits:

  • The products do not match the UIAA norms and the CE Safety standards
  • The products do not match the Petzl safety and quality standards

Identification is difficult:

The counterfeiters made it to reproduce optical identic products, which makes an identification extraordinary difficult. The following advices are nearly identic:

  • Petzl Logo
  • Design
  • Colour
  • Product signs
  • Batch-number
  • Manual (even the details)
  • Packing material

Only a very detailed analysis in small differences allowed Petzl to discover these counterfeits.

What can I do?

  • Only buy at certified Petzl traders. It’s the only way to be safe getting original products.
  • If I have the suspicion that I just bought counterfeits, contact the Petzl distributer in you country.
  • In Germany: www.krah.com
  • In Europe/World: www.petzl.com

(Amendment: a valid control or information about authorized Petzl traders in Germany is at this time not possible. The website of Petzl only gives the addresses of the big distributers. End customers are not in the position to find out who really is an official seller.)

The original text is available in English attached to this article.


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