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Recall: ZIGZAG Petzl Mechanical Prusik for Arborists

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Recall: ZIGZAG Petzl Mechanical Prusik for Arborists

An Another Identical Failure

2013/04/29, Crolles, France: The frensh manufacturer Petzl recall their mechanical prusik ZigZag.

In the middle of April 2013, Petzl was informed of an accidental fall in a training center in Germany. This fall was related to a failure of the rope end attachment hole of the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.


Petzl have since been informed of another identical failure.

These failures were the result of a particular configuration of a cantilevered and off-axis loaded upper carabiner (see photo).

Petzl believes that this incorrect positioning of the connector could inadvertently occur during normal use with the potential for serious injury or death.

Continued use of the ZIGZAG poses a risk of serious injury or death.

As a measure of precaution, Petzl ask that you:
- immediately stop using the ZIGZAG
- return the ZIGZAG, with proof of purchase, to the Petzl distributor in your country (at Petzl costs).

You can then choose from the following options:
- credit for other Petzl products (total equal to the retail price of the ZIGZAG + 30%)
- a complete refund at the purchase price (including taxes and shipping)

The distributor of your country find you under:

A new version of the ZIGZAG is currently being developed and will be available in January 2014.

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