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Recall: Edelrid Recalls Diverse Series of Via Ferrata Sets

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Edelrid Recalls Via Ferrata Sets

Deadly accident with via ferrata set provided by a rental service causes preventive recall.

08/17/2012, Isny, Germany: After a deadly accident of a 17 year old in Austria on a via ferrata on 05th of August 2012 with a via ferrata set of the German company Edelrid, they recall their 2010, 2011 and 2012 series of diverse via ferrata sets.  Checks of the affected via ferrata set showed that with increased wear like in this special case a set of a rental service the risk of a functional failure occurs.


The affected series and via ferrata sets are: Cable Lite, Cable Comfort, Brenta Comfort, Cable Lite 2.0, Cable Comfort 2.0, Cable Kit 4.0 and Cable Xtra-Light Schuster of the production years 2012, 2011 and 2010.

The use of the sets should immediately be stopped until they have been checked and approved by Edelrid.

The following sets are recalled:

Cable Lite, Art. Nr.: 71694, color of slings: black
Cable Lite, Art. Nr.: 71673, color of slings: black-green
Cable Comfort, Art. Nr.: 71680, color of slings: black
Cable Comfort 2.0, Art. Nr.: 71674, color of slings: black-green
Cable Kit 4.0, Art. Nr.: 71682, color of slings: black and green
Brenta Comfort, Art. Nr.: 71676, color of slings: black
Cable Kit Xtra-Light Schuster, Art. Nr.: 71693, color of slings: black


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Not affected are the following sets:

Cable Vario, Cable Ultralight, Cable Ultralight 2.0, Cable Kit, Cable Kit 2.0, Cable Kit 3.0, Brenta Lite, Brenta de Luxe.


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All owners of the affected via ferrata sets are requested to send these immediately to Edelrid or to give it to an authorized retailer.

For a direct sending to Edelrid the required forms are attached to this article.

Rental services and operators of rental pools are urgently recalled to collect every affected via ferrata set immediately. Through safe custody it has to be granted that the affected sets are not going to be used. Please send the sets as fast as possible back to Edelrid. Details for shipping are in the attachments.

Specialized retailers are requested to send all new via ferrata sets to Edelrid. Information to returned end customer products is provided by Edelrid.

If you have one of the affected via ferrata sets, you have the following return possibilities:


1. Return to the Edelrid customer service (form is attached):


For EU customers:

Achener Weg 66
88316 Isny

For customers in Switzerland:

UB Sports GmbH
Einsiedlerstr. 533/535
8810 Horgen

For customers in Great Britain:

DB Outdoor Systems Ltd.
Merced Building, Parkside Business Park
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7 EN
United Kingdom




2. Return to specialized retailer in your region, who does the return process for you.




Edelrid is going to undertake every returned via ferrata set an inspection and is going to replace the elastic lanyards and will send the via ferrata set as fast as possible back to you.

For Questions:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +49 (0) 7562 981 – 239 (Monday to Friday 08.00 to 18.00)

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