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Recall: Via ferrata Sets with Older Shock Absorber from Different Manufacturers

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Recall: Vie Ferrata Sets with Older Shock Absorber from Different Manufacturers

Older and Intensive Used Via Ferrata Sets not meet the Safety Standards

Salewa, Edelrid, Mammut Recall Precautionary Older Via Ferrata Sets

2013/02/25: Bern, Munich: Tests with older and intensive used vie ferrata sets from manufacturers and institutions show that via ferrata sets with metal shock absorber with rope friction technology do not meet the safety standards.

 

Salewa, Edelrid and Mammut recall precautionary charges of via ferrata sets using
rope friction technology. Other manufacturers (AustriAlpin, climbing technology (CT), Singing Rock and Stubai) warn their user for using the via ferrata sets. No recall but AustriAlpin’s sets with a rope break as shown below must not be used any further because of obsolescence (produced before 2007). The other manufacturers are testing their via ferrata sets.

The latest recalls are not congruent with the recalls of via ferrata sets with elastic lanyards in 2012 (Equipment Alerts).

 

All the latest recalled via ferrata sets have a metal shock absorber with rope friction technology. The rope is in the loop of the metal plate. Friction of the rope reduced energy under controlling. Older rope are inflexible and so more friction in the absorber.  The breaking limit is within reach.

ViaFerrata shock absorber metal Mammut

The picture shows a example of the shock absorber with rope friction technology from Mammut.

Not new is the result of changes of characteristics conditions by older and used rope. New is the risk with the shock absorber and the risk with older and intensive used rope. New is the paramount importance of maximal lifespan and usage. The maximal lifespan for via ferrata sets from the different manufacturers are very different. A must is to archive the instructions of the own via ferrata set and to know about the maximal lifespan.


Affected are following vie ferrata sets from Salewa:

Affected are all vie ferrata sets from Salewa with a metal schock absorber with rope friction technology (different colours).

Rueckruf 628x399

More informations on the website from Salewa.


Affected are following via ferrata sets from Mammut:

Affected are following variations with the same shock absorber with a metal schock absorber with rope friction technology:


2130-00030 Via Ferrata V
(before 2008 Bat-no. 1020494 and 1020514)
2130-00080 Via Ferrata Y
(before 2008 Bat-no. 1020494 and 1020514)
2130-00050 Via Ferrata Performance Key Lock
(before 2008 Bat-no. 1020534)
Via Ferrata V Via Ferrata Y


ViaFerrata shock absorber metal Mammut

More informations on the website from Mammut.


Affected are following via ferrata sets from Edelrid:

Affected are via ferrata sets (different colours) with a metal schock absorber with rope friction technology manufactured 2006 and later:

Brenta

Brenta de Luxe (Chargennummer 06 und später)

Tofana

Civetta

Brenta Comfort

r 20013 pic1


More informations on the website from Edelrid.

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